September 21, 2014

Wilson named starter in Seattle

Former Wisconsin Badger quarterback Russell Wilson has been named the

Russell Wilson

opening day starter for the Seattle Seahawks.

Coach Pete Carroll made the announcement on Sunday night, giving Wilson the start against Arizona on Sept. 9 over Matt Ryan.

Against Kansas City last Friday night, Wilson completed 13 of 19 for 185 yards, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 134.8. 

Wilson’s promotion means Matt Flynn, who signed as a free agent with the Seahawks in the offseason, now heads to the bench as a backup.