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Now that the Seattle Seahawks have named Russell Wilson their starter for Week 1, the debate begins on when to pull the plug on the rookie.
It's been a spectacle to watch Wilson shoot into the stratosphere this preseason. He's been simply stunning. He's an intelligent dual-threat quarterback who seems to always make the wise choice.
Remember when everyone was scoffing at the Seahawks after they took defensive end Bruce Irvin in the first round in 2012? Wilson has made everyone forget about that choice, and Irvin has looked spry as he looks to show everyone why the organization drafted him so early.
Suddenly the Seahawks are the talk of the NFL, as Wilson was the reason the team recently traded last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson to the Buffalo Bills.
While this definitely speaks volumes of what the franchise thinks of Wilson, he won't make it through the entire season as the starter.
The hype surrounding the Seahawks has put them in playoff talks, but it will be backup quarterback Matt Flynn who will give them the best chance to make the postseason. The franchise signed Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million deal in the offseason which included a $6 million signing bonus.
Because of these numbers and his valuable experience as a member of the Green Bay Packers, Flynn will get his chance.
The Seahawks' bye week isn't until Week 11, so fans should expect to see Flynn under center as the starter before then.
It's not because Wilson will be terrible; it's because it will become evident that he has some growing to do in the NFL.
Week 8 against the Detroit Lions on the road is a reasonable time for Flynn to take over. Week 7 is against the San Francisco 49ers. Wilson will take plenty of lumps as the Niners look to send a message that they are tops in the NFC West.
The team could easily be 2-5 by Week 8, and not wanting to season to go to waste, they'll turn to Flynn to turn things around.
Also, Flynn torched the Lions to the tune of 480 passing yards and six touchdowns in Week 17 last season, which made him the hottest free-agent quarterback on the market.
Regardless of who the quarterback is for the Seahawks by Week 17, the future is mighty bright in Seattle.