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Seahawks Teammates Rally Around QB Russell Wilson

The Seattle Seahawks seem fairly happy with Russell Wilson as their quarterback and are ready to follow his lead when he takes the first snaps of the season. Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune filed this report that contains quotes from numerous Seahawks players happy with the decision.

Wilson's roommate Robert Turbin talks about how hard his fellow rookie works, which is why he isn't surprised he ended up winning the job.

"He puts in a lot of hard work, man," Turbin said. "And he deserved to be the starter. He earned it. And I told him that I got his back for a whole career."

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Seahawks center Max Unger has been around a few years, so he knew from observing the competition first-hand that the contest was very close.

"It was close, man," Unger said. "It could have gone either way. We don’t really know what’s going on with all the passing stuff that the quarterbacks do. But the coaches made the call, and we’re happy with the coaches’ decision

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Wilson has played in three preseason contests, completing 67.3 percent of his 52 passes for 464 yards overall, and averaging 8.9 yards per pass attempt. Wilson has thrown for five touchdowns and just one interception, and also rushed 10 times for 150 yards and a touchdown. He's also been effective at moving the football, putting points on the board on 12 of 19 drives during preseason play, including eight touchdowns.

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