Well, at least the St. Louis Rams have their quarterback of the future already locked up and currently starting for them every Sunday because the Seahawks are scaring some of their fans with the song-and-dance they’re playing with their QBs.
According to multiple sources, the Seattle Seahawks are going to start rookie third-round draft pick quarterback Russell Wilson Friday against the Rams’ most recent punching bags, the Kansas City Chiefs.
I’m not sure what to make of this move other than a) why did the Seahawks waste all of that money on bringing in veteran quarterback Matt Flynn and b) head coach Pete Carroll is truly a mad man, correct?
It is also being reported that should Wilson play well Friday, he could win the starting role for the regular season opener. What?
It’s hard to believe that the Seahawks would be better off with an undersized rookie behind center than with a guy who at least has been successful when he got to play garbage time after Aaron Rodger’s mopped the competition in the NFC North. Carroll preaches competition and clearly Flynn isn’t a guy who can compete at all. Wilson understands what it takes to compete for a starting gig because he did it at Wisconsin after transferring from NC State before the start of his senior season.
If I were a NFL head coach—which is fitting for this article because I play one in my underwear, while sitting on the coach, while holding an Xbox 360 controller and while playing Madden 13—I would give the job to the vet because he has at least had success playing meaningful in games, not the 22 of 33 for 279-yards that Wilson has recorded during this year’s edition of the fake-football season.
Wilson’s numbers are telling, alright…telling me that they’ve played a ton of second- and third-team defenses. For now, let’s sit back and wait to see what happens against the number-one’s on the Chiefs’ defense, well, for at least a series or two, and then see if he projects into the franchise quarterback that Carroll thinks Wilson can be.
Yeah for the Rams, right?