March 7, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson prepares to throw a pass during pro day at the McClain Center. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

Russell Wilson Could Find Great Opportunity With Seattle Seahawks


The Seattle Seahawks made a big free agent signing when they picked up former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn during the free agency period, but they weren’t done adding quarterbacks to the roster just yet. When the Seahawks were on the clock with the 75th overall pick in the third-round, they made former Wisconsin and North Carolina State quarterback Russell Wilson their selection.

Wilson received first-team All-Big Ten honors as well as the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award. He could find himself with a great opportunity in Seattle and a chance to earn first-team reps.

Flynn will likely open the season as the starter, but Wilson is highly regarded b the Seahawks staff and is a known hard-worker that can pick up playbooks fast. This could play into Wilson’s favor as he makes a push to earn some reps under center. Seahawks GM John Schneider was so high on Wilson that he said he was “one of the top three” players he scouted prior to the draft.

“We had a great conviction on him,” Schneider said. “(Wilson) has a unique ability to find passing lanes, which I saw time and again.”

The arrival of Flynn and Wilson makes it very likely that Tarvaris Jackson will be released by the team. Wilson has a great opportunity ahead of him and it is now up to him to take things to the next level. Can Wilson end up as the Seahawks starter? Sound off in the comments section.

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