RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson walked on the sun-drenched practice field on Monday afternoon as the freshly minted starter for the Seattle Seahawks.
To Wilson, even though he had a new title, nothing had changed from the previous month of training camp where he went from being the “other guy” lumped in a three-way quarterback competition to the clear-cut winner.
Wilson was named the Seahawks’ starting QB on Sunday night after beating out Matt Flynn for the job and seeing incumbent Tarvaris Jackson traded to Buffalo for a future draft pick. The decision means that Wilson will be one of five rookies to start at quarterback in the regular season, joining Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Washington’s Robert Griffin III, Miami’s Ryan Tannehill and Cleveland’s Brandon Weeden.
But those other four were all first-round picks.