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On this date: Rookie Russell Wilson joins QB competition
2012: At the conclusion of the team’s three-day rookie minicamp, coach Pete Carroll announces that Russell Wilson will join the competition for the starting quarterback job with free-agent addition Matt Flynn and incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson.
“Here’s what I’m going to say about it, he’s going to be in the competition,” Carroll said of Wilson, who had been selected in the third round of the NFL Draft. “He’s shown us enough, he’s in the competition.”
Wilson ended up not only winning the competition, Jackson was traded to the Bills that September (only to be re-signed last June) and Flynn was traded to the Raiders last April.