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Russell Wilson Reacts To Being Named Starter

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been named the starter, but he doesn't seem too surprised about it. Wilson was on The Dan Patrick Show and appeared to be totally confident as to why he was the new starter for the team.

Wilson talked about important it was to have a good work ethic, one that helped him win the starting position:

How surprised are you that you're the starting quarterback?:

"I'm not surprised at all. I think, more than anything, it's my work ethic that has prepared me. I've done everything that I can to be the best that I can possibly be. ... Going against our defense every day, we have a spectacular defense, so going against them every day really prepares me for games."

Wilson also reflected on the confidence it requires to win the position in the first place:

At any point that he's telling you that stuff, did you think it would end with Flynn as the starter, but him telling you you'd get your chance at some point?:

"No. I just had a confidence. I always have confidence in myself. I wasn't necessarily worried about it either way. I knew at some point I'd get the chance to play. I knew that I was ready to start; I knew that I was ready to help lead this football team. I have full confidence in myself."

Apparently Pete Carroll let Wilson know he'd won the starting job while Carroll was dribbling his basketball. Makes you wonder if dribbling a basketball is Carroll's go-to coaching move when making important decisions.

Wilson was drafted in the third round with the 75th overall pick by the Seahawks, and signed a four-year, $2.99 million contract with the team. Wilson beat out Matt Flynn for the job after some stellar preseason performances. Flynn had signed a three-year, $19.5 million contract in the offseason.

Thanks to Sports Radio Interviews for transcribing some of these quotes. You can listen to the full audio of the Wilson interview by clicking here.

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