Originally written on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Headlines coming out of Seattle are saying that recent draft pick Russell Wilson raised some eyebrows during the Seahawks rookie mini-camp. Pete Carroll even went as far as to say that he'll compete for the starting quarterback position. Riiiiight.


During the off-season, the Seahawks signed everyone's favorite backup, Matt Flynn, to a three year $26 million dollar deal, with $10 million guaranteed. It's all well and good for Carroll to throw hubris out the window when he's discussing his team to writers, but let's not kid ourselves. Matt Flynn is your opening day starter and he should be treated as such. He is doing a disservice to his team and his quarterback. Unless he is trying to create headlines - and this is Pete Carroll, so it is completely plausible - it does no good to create a potential quarterback controversy with a new quarterback coming to your team.

Even now, people are flocking to message boards saying that Flynn is now going to bomb and Russell Wilson will be the starter the second half of the season.

Of course, the other side of going public with that information may be to pump Wilson up and send a message to last year's starter Tavaris Jackson. Despite Jackson's years in the league, I fully expect him to be standing on the sidelines passing out cups of water. Wilson has proven himself to be a winner in not one, but two, major NCAA conferences and if he was two inches taller, his height wouldn't be an issue. See: Brees, Drew; Flutie, Doug.

Wilson will probably be backing up Flynn, but as I said before, it isn't good policy to start a potential quarterback controversy in May when you don't even start playing fake games until August.

But as the saying goes, the most popular quarterback is the backup.

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