Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson Was Afterthought for Teams

By Jeff Malco

Only two years in the NFL and Russell Wilson is already in the Super Bowl as the starting quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. There are many people who did not see Wilson ending up there, well, if you consider where he was drafted, the third round. The Denver Broncos actually had a chance to draft Wilson in the second round and decided to pick Brock Osweiler instead. If the Broncos had picked Wilson, they would most likely be playing a different team in the Super Bowl in less than two weeks.

When Wilson was going through the whole draft process, the Broncos brought him in and he was able to meet Peyton Manning, for the second time in his life. “I went up and talked to him,” Wilson said, according to CBS Denver. “He said, ‘Have I seen you before somewhere? I think I’ve seen you — I’ve seen you before. Where do I know you?’ I was like, ‘You actually coached me in the Manning Passing Academy.’ I love him to death. He’s a great person first of all, and obviously a great football player.”

Obviously, Manning did not watch a lot of North Carolina State or Wisconsin football while Wilson was in college. But even more than that, the Broncos passed on Wilson and picked Osweiler, who has yet to see the field this year, and most likely will not see the field during the Broncos’ next game, the Super Bowl.

Wilson may have not been on the radar of many teams, including the Seahawks, but he has fit in pretty well most would say. Completing over 60 percent of his passes over the past two seasons, leading his team to two consecutive postseasons and, oh yeah, I almost forgot, the Super Bowl.

How will Wilson perform on the biggest stage? Will Wilson choke? Or will Wilson join the select few, as an elite quarterback?

Jeff Malco is a writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jeff on Twitter @sportsgurujeff“Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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