SEATTLE – Wilson has beaten the odds and won the starting job over Matt Flynn, the quarterback GM John Schneider brought in from Green Bay during free agency. With a contract that guarantees him $10 million, Flynn may now be one of the more expensive backup quarterbacks, but Carroll said money “doesn’t matter to me and I don’t want that to matter to me.”
Wilson, 23, outshined Flynn in the first two preseason games, and was an exciting sight during Friday’s third preseason matchup as Flynn sat the game out with a sore elbow. (Carroll told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Brock Huard and Mike Salk that Flynn just has “some inflammation” and should be fine.) After Wilson’s stellar performances, it wasn’t much of a surprise when Carroll made the quarterback announcement on Sunday.
“There’s just a story here to this kid. He’s done a marvelous job entering this program,” Carroll said on the “Brock and Salk” show. “He’s just way beyond his years.”
“When he’s played,” Carroll added, “it’s just been dynamic.”
I thought for sure Russell Wilson would be a better quarter back than Flynn and I knew at some point this season he would take the starting role… I never thought it would be in the first game of the season.. However, in retrospect how dare I deny Russell, this guy defies the odds always, its just what he does. You tell him he can’t do something he does it twice, you give him an opportunity he soaks every bit of it up and exceeds your expectations. Russell Wilson is a doer the guy is built for success however, this Seahawks team is a true test, I am pumped to see where this season goes. Thank goodness the fucking NFL is back. Its the Catalina wine mixer.
PS wow it sucks seeing 23 next to Russell Wilsons name.
Next you’re going to tell me the guy has a bigger dick than me. This guy is younger than I am yet its me acting like a school girl when I pick him for my back up in Fantasy Football.