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Arizona vs. Seattle: Week 1 Previews and Predictions

BR StudiosFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 7, 2016

When the Seahawks signed Matt Flynn to a three-year, $19.5 million contract, it seemed a forgone conclusion Flynn was their guy, their starter, their QB of the future.

Enter Seattle's  2012 third-round pick from Wisconsin, Russell Wilson, who said from day one he should be a starting NFL quarterback.

Wilson must have known something, as he enters Week 1 of the NFL season as the underdog who won the starting job.

Across the field from Wilson will be John Skelton, who shares a similar inspirational and surprising story as the Seahawks starter.

The Cardinals made a significant investment in prying Kevin Kolb away from Philly. Kolb signed a five-year, $63 million dollar contract, $21 million is guaranteed.

So, did a former fifth-round draft pick out of Fordham University have a chance at winning the Cards starting job? Like Pete Carroll in Seattle, Ken Wisenhunt didn't let money get in the way of competition.

So, who's going to win this battle of underdog quarterbacks? Did both teams make the right decisions with benching their high-priced QB's in favor of the inexperienced ones?

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