Wilson’s Job Now?


By Zack Cimini


The decision of Pete Carroll to pursue to move forward with Russell Wilson versus giving their free agent signing Matt Flynn a chance, can be read in an article from a few days ago. At any rate, Friday, the Seahawks started Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn sat in street clothes. He was listed as out due to an injury, but who really knows the story behind the story.

The pressure was on Wilson to deliver on Friday and he did just that. Seattle blew out Kansas City and Wilson had a major part in that. He led multiple scoring drives and did every thing you would expect from a starter and more. The Arizona Cardinals sure wish they would of spent one of their picks on Wilson.

After two great games as a starter Matt Flynn got a mega contract from the Seattle Seahawks. Now after a preseason start, and a few good quarters against teams backups, it appears that the Seahawks are prepared to hand over the starting job to the rookie Wilson.

Seattle has not even parted ways with last years incumbent starter Tavaris Jackson. The move they are about to make for Flynn could backfire if the move was premature. Flynn is not a veteran of any sort, that can be moved in and out of the starting lineup without worry. He is still young and inexperienced. A move to the bench will definitely lower his confidence and probably get him to over think in all types of areas related to quarterback.

With a late rise in Wilson, many people are going to suggest picking him as a late round fantasy sleeper. Lets hold off on that. His flashes have been glimpses in the preseason. Added up they are hardly over a full games worth of solid play. If named starter he is going to need to string together a couple of good games before fantasy consideration. In deeper leagues obviously you may want to make that move now, and make the cut later for a waiver wire pickup if it does not pan out.

Pete Carroll’s demeanor seems to have been on Wilson’s side from the get go. Once Wilson was drafted he hinted at a quarterback battle, which was confirmed upon training camp. During the preseason he has looked like a college coach when Wilson has delivered an unordinary play. By showing excitement with the rest of the sideline and his body language as a whole.

I’d hate to be in Matt Flynn’s shoes right now. If Wilson is the right guy, hopefully they will trade Flynn and let him have another shot elsewhere. There are plenty of teams that are still in need of a young starting quarterback.


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