Seahawks lucky to have Wilson

If Seattle hadn't snagged QB when it did, others were waiting to pounce on him

Originally Published: December 7, 2012
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

When he first said it, people were surprised. But Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman spoke his mind and defended his quarterback.

Sherman said last week that he believes Seattle's Russell Wilson is better than fellow rookie quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III.

Seattle nearly lost out on Wilson last April.

At least three teams, and quite possibly more, planned to draft Wisconsin's Wilson shortly after the Seahawks selected him ...

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