ST. LOUIS (FootballStL) -- Since Pete Carroll joined the Seattle Seahawks three seasons ago he has taken a veteran-filled squad and turned it into a team of youth. With youth in mind, his team is relying heavily on the shoulders and arm of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson.
“We drafted him because we really loved his style of play and the person that he is, and then when he came here and started to mix in our locker room with our guys you could see that he had a real knack,” Carroll said. “He is a true leader. He is a great, great worker. He has applied himself as well as anybody could.”
Wilson, drafted in the third round in this year’s NFL Draft, was under the radar to many with the likes of Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III in his class, but it is his team that is making noise in an early tight NFC West title race.
“I think that my experience from college and starting in 50-plus games in college has really helped me transition for sure,” Wilson said. “I push myself to get better every day. I never settle for being average or being good. Whether if I have a good day, great day, bad day, whatever, the next day has got to be my best day ever. That’s the way I look at things.”
His numbers aren’t at the top of the passing leaders, but he has found ways to help the Seahawks win including a last second heave into the end zone to beat the Packers on Monday night. The 23-year-old stands only 5’11” tall but it hasn’t fazed him yet while completing 43 of his 75 pass attempts.
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