Russell Wilson named Seahawks starting QB; new Doug Flutie?

Former Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Russell Wilson was named the Seattle Seahawks starter by coach Pete Carroll. Not former Packers back up Matt Flynn, not Tarvaris Jackson. And people said RW was too short.

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Seattle Seahawks QB race: Badgers Russell Wilson is in the mix!

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The Seattle Seahawks may be located in the Pacific Northwest, but their quarterback derby certainly has an upper midwest feel to it. Tavaris Jackson was a longtime starter for the Minnesota Vikings, and Matt Flynn set Green Bay Packers passing records in his limited time running the offense.

But the starter might be a guy you saw calling the signals for a dairyland state team on Saturdays instead of Sundays last fall. Wisconsin Badgers BMOC Russell Wilson, who set the record for single season college football passer efficiency in 2011 is very much a factor in the race to be the Seahawks starting quarterback in 2012.

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