Seahawks: Projected 2016 starters and the next man up
By Keith Myers
Starter: Russell Wilson
Backup: Trevone Boykin
With Marshawn Lynch now retired, there is no question that this is now Russell Wilson’s team. He’s the star on offense, and without the “feed the beast” mentality, the offense will run through Wilson.
Despite a small-but-vocal group of NFL fans that think Wilson is nothing but a game manager, Seattle’s signal caller is absolutely among the NFL’s elite. Wilson put up historic numbers in 2015. He broke a pile of franchise records, as well as leading the entire NFL in passer rating.
Behind Wilson, things begin to get dicey. There’s no veteran present, so the Seahawks will look to undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin to be Wilson’s backup.
Boykin looks the part, and has the skill set necessary to be successful in Seattle’s system. He also has a massive learning curve ahead of him as he adjusts from that TCU offense to the NFL.
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