Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll announced that Russell Wilson will start against the Seahawks final preseason game against the Raiders and will start the first week of the regular season.
Carroll said, "Russell has shown nothing but that he is a quarterback. He is so prepared, he does not seem like a first year quarterback. Russell is an extraordinary kid. He just kept knocking us out with what he brought. I've watched our team respond to him and they've taken to his leadership style."