Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson throws a second-half touchdown pass to Tyrell Sutton on Saturday.
SEATTLE – Patience in the pocket can be considered a virtue for a quarterback.
It’s not the way coach Pete Carroll has approached rookie Russell Wilson’s NFL introduction, though.
The Seahawks’ coach never assumed the third-round pick would spend this season as an apprentice. That was apparent in May when Carroll declared Wilson part of the three-way quarterback competition. Wilson was the first-team quarterback on the team’s first practice with pads, and Carroll’s willingness to consider a rookie ready upon arrival is the reason Wilson will start Friday in Kansas City. Full story.
So, I may have to scoot out a bit early today. I know, I know, “It's just preseason,” but Wilson has been exciting to watch and he and Flynn may just be able to wash the bad memory of Travaris Jackson from my mind.
Do you watch preseason football?