When the Seattle Seahawks signed Matt Flynn, they believed he would be the future of their team.
This was despite the fact that they still had Tarvaris Jackson. Then, after the Flynn signing, they grabbed Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson off the board in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
According to reports coming out of the Seahawks' camp for the last few weeks, it has been mainly Flynn and Jackson competing for the starting job. Now, however, it seems Wilson has joined in on the position-battle.
According to head coach Pete Carroll, Wilson will be competing in the training-camp battle with both QB's:
“He showed us enough,” coach Pete Carroll announced Sunday, per Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “He’s in the competition.” Carroll credited Wilson for a “terrific arm,” and praised the rookie quarterback’s preparation before rookie camp.
“He did an excellent job of demonstrating that he prepared for this,” Carroll insisted.
Carroll was hoping Wilson would impress during rookie minicamps so that he could compete for the starting job.
“I’d hoped that, and we confirmed it in these three days,” Carroll said. “He left really no question about he needs to be involved in the competition.”
Wilson had an amazing career in college and plans to continue that in the pros. Many questioned his NFL future due to his small size; however, he is very accurate and pretty athletic. Why else did Carroll draft him? He wasn't brought in to be a third-stringer.
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