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Russell Wilson sits down with Steve Mariucci

The Seahawks rookie quarterback spoke of his dedication, preparation and desire to be one of the best quarterbacks the game has ever seen.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sat down with former San Francisco 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci on the NFL Network's "Sunday Sitdown" to talk about his impressive rookie season.

The third-round pick surprised many around the NFL when he won the starting job over returning starter Tarvaris Jackson and high-dollar free-agent signee Matt Flynn. Wilson chalked up earning the nod to his preparation and his love for the game of football.

"In this league it's all about preparation," Wilson told Mariucci. "You have to prepare the right way. You have to have great attention to detail. I think the best thing was just getting here early in the mornings, leaving late and just getting ready, because I love football."

Wilson has been outstanding for in leading Seattle to an 8-5 record, completing 208-of-330 passes for 2,492 yards and 20 touchdowns. Against common opponents, Wilson has outperformed lauded Indianapolis Colts rookie signal caller Andrew Luck in won-loss record, completion percentage, touchdown-to-interception ratio, and passer rating.