The Seattle Seahawks came into the 2012 NFL season looking like a team on the rise and decided they were going to go with a rookie quarterback in Russell Wilson even to lead their team. Wilson has proven over the last two weeks especially that the Seahawks made the right choice. Seattle is looking solidly in the playoffs now after scoring 108 points in their last two games.
When it was announced that Wilson was going to be the starter in Seattle, I was in shock that the team wasn’t going to start Matt Flynn, who was signed in the off-season to take over the starting job or so it was believed. Wilson has proved himself in more ways than one including rushing for three touchdowns against the Buffalo Bills this week in Toronto. This is the new prototype quarterback in the NFL it sounds like with speed and scrambling ability along with the ability to throw the ball. We have seen it with Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III already and Wilson just looks like the next one.
The Seahawks defense has been a terror on opponents all season as well which has taken some pressure off of Wilson but it looks like Seattle is hitting their stride here in the final weeks of the regular season. While Seattle will likely have to hit the road for their first playoff game, they are a team that no one wants to see. Seattle could easily win a road playoff game and surprise whoever they play. It will make for a fun postseason in the Pacific Northwest.
Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports or like his Facebook page.