Does Russell Wilson Have a Legit Shot at Starting?

One the hottest postion battles of the preseason is taking place up in Seattle, where former Packer Matt Flynn, last season’s starter Tarvaris Jackson and third round rookie Russell Wilson are duking it out for the Seahawks’ starting QB gig.  It’s long been a foregone thought that this was Flynn’s job to lose, with Tarvaris likely on the outside looking in and Wilson assuming the role of backup.  However, if Wilson strings together a few more performances like last night’s in the Seahawks 27-17 victory over the Titans, he may just make head coach Pete Carroll’s decision a bit tougher.

*Updated with new comments from Russell Wilson*Check our Russell’s highlights below:

Here’s his game clinching 32 yard touchdown run from the forth quarter:

Matt Flynn started last night’s contest and finished 11/13 for 71 yards and 1 INT.  Wilson handled mop up duties and enjoyed the better statistical night, going 12/16 for 124 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 INT to go along with 52 rushing yards for 1 touchdown on 3 carries.  Going off of game tape alone (and clearly illustrated above), leads me to believe that Wilson is the more dynamic choice out of the two signal callers.  In the end, Matt Flynn’s experience wins him the job.  If things should go south at any point this season, Wilson will be ready to step in.

From 8/15/12:

“I definitely believe I’ve moved closer,” Russell told KJR-FM on Wednesday. “You take one step at a time, one day at a time, one rep at a time and you just improve. … I know there’s going to be ups and downs, it’s a process like I said, and always in a process there’s ups and downs, but as long as I keep moving forward, that’s the key.”

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  1. Pingback: Russell Wilson Now the Favorite for Seahawks Starting QB Job | Wins&Losses | W&L | Dubs&Ls

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