NFL Top 100 Players 2013: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson at No. 91

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There were plenty of surprises to take away from the 2012 NFL season, but the argument can be made that no rookie was a bigger surprise than Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks as the quarterback helped the team make a surprise run in the playoffs by reaching the Divisional Round before falling to the Atlanta Falcons.

Now, after a successful rookie season–expectations will be even higher for Wilson heading into the 2013 season.

In fact, the Seahawks are being considered Super Bowl favorites by many with all of the adjustments they’ve made during the offseason–especially at wide receiver with Percy Harvin. The addition of Harvin–who can be used as a wide receiver and in the ground game–will give Wilson another effective weapon in the passing game and should help him display even better numbers than his rookie season.

Everybody knew the potential was there for Wilson when Seattle selected him in the 2012 NFL Draft, but nobody could have predicted him to have as much of an impact right away during his rookie season. For a team that had originally signed Matt Flynn during the offseason and assumed he would take over the starting job, Wilson shocked the NFL world by winning the starting job during preseason and it didn’t take him long to prove why he deserved to be under center.

If last season was any indication of what to expect, Wilson has a bright future in the NFL as he’s only going to get better with each season–which is why 2013 could be a big year for the Seahawks.

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