Outside linebacker, check. Inside linebacker, check. Rookie quarterback? Check?
That’s right. Seattle picked up a brand new arm today in Russel Wilson from Wisconsin. That would make another addition in the pocket from the cheese head state after Seattle had already agreed to terms with Matt Flynn, the back up to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers during this seasons Free Agency.
Wilson, the 5′ 11″ 201 lbs. Wisconsin Badger, was picked up in the third round of the draft this evening, not too long after Pete and John grabbed ILB Bobby Wagner from Utah St. This writer is pretty pleased with the line up.
His stats are impressive as well. He threw 309 passes and complete 225 of them with a 72.8 percent completion rating. He completed 33 touchdowns and threw only 4 INTs in the entire 2011 year. On top of all this, he completed at least one touchdown in every game in the last season.
Though Wilson has the stats to buff up his game, he does have one major weakness, his size.
Standing at an average height of 5′ 11″, this could be a major issue with his vision in the pros. Granted, there is one elite quarterback in the league that plays close to Wilson’s size. None other than the Saints miracle worker, Drew Brees, who stands an inch taller than the Badger quarterback.
Fans are a little confused though. We have gone from working to find just the right sign caller, to procuring the second most sought after quarterback in the Free Agency, Matt Flynn, and roping in a rookie with a rocket arm. Slide in current incumbent starter Jackson and lesser used Josh Portis, and you have a competition.
Though analysts have projected Flynn to become the newest starter for the ‘Hawks, Carroll has neither confirmed nor denied this remark. They also suggested that if Coples and Ingram were still on the board, they would have gone to Seattle. So far the analysts have been just as shocked as the rest of Seattle.
Fans wanted QB options, the fans got QB options.