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Russell Wilson To Compete For Seahawks Starting QB Job

Everyone is a buzz around Seahawks camp about the announcement that rookie Russell Wilson will compete for the starting quarterback position with the Seahawks, or at the very least, the backup role.

Many believe it's still Matt Flynn's job to lose but Wilson will get every opportunity to supplant him, and you cannot discount Tarvaris Jackson, who got first-team reps with the offense in practices the last few weeks. It's an all-out open competition at this point.

Scouts have been talking about the possibilities for Wilson on twitter the past two days.

Optimum Scouting's Eric Galko said: "Very excited to see Russell Wilson battle for Seahawks job. Can he win it? Absolutely. Smart, very fundamental. Higher ceiling than Flynn... Despite size, Wilson can make it. High release, decisive footwork, underrated velocity. Limited does not equal low ceiling. EVERY QB is limited someway."

NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang said: "If taking a QB with Russell Wilson's size, he'd better get top grades in every other criteria. He does. May not be [Drew] Brees, but best short QB since."

Wilson clearly has the attention of football minds and the Seahawks' quarterback battle is turning into one of the offseason's better stories. It's on John Clayton of ESPN's top 10 positional battles list as well.

This should be fun to watch.

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