Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced during a Sunday conference call that Russell Wilson will open the regular season as the team's starting quarterback.
"Russell has shown nothing but that he is a quarterback," Carroll said, according to the Seahawks' official Twitter account. "He is so prepared, he does not seem like a first-year quarterback. ... This is an extraordinary kid. He just kept knocking us out with what he brought."
Plain and simple, Wilson got the team into the end zone more than Matt Flynn. Flynn did complete 65 percent of his passes during the preseason, But he threw for just 102 yards for a yards-per-attempt average of less than four. He did not throw a touchdown while Wilson threw five. He completed 67 percent of his passes and then added another 150 yards and a score as a rusher. That ability is going to give Wilson immediate starting value in two-QB leagues. However, considering his sub-par group of receivers, Wilson is probably just a QB2 right now, in between 20-25 at the position. If nothing more, Flynn is a quality backup, as we've seen before.