At the beginning of the year, I didn’t believe Russell Wilson would become the starter in Seattle. I had Matt Flynn penciled in as Seattle Seahawks’ starter this season. Don’t get me wrong, I have always been a fan of Wilson, I just didn’t think he would be their guy right now. In my mind, I didn’t expect them to shy away from the man that they just signed over the offseason – Matt Flynn. Flynn seemed like a sure starter for Seattle.
What once was a three man battle – Tarvaris Jackson, Matt Flynn, and Russell Wilson – soon became a one man show.
When the Seahawks agreed to trade last year’s quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson (to Buffalo), and named Russell Wilson the starter I was a little surprised. Wilson’s numbers told the story, though.
Wilson was given the starting role after a few great performances in the preseason. In his four preseason games Wilson completed 40 of his 63 pass attempts for a total of 536 yards and 5 touchdowns with only one interception.