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Russell Wilson channels Bart Starr?

Bart Starr did not stand out, but went about his business making others better, and just winning.

From the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Starr was a 17th round draft choice of the Green Bay Packers in 1956.

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By 1960, Starr led Green Bay to the Western Division championship, the first in a long string of successes for Starr and the Packers. From 1960 through 1967, Bart's "won-lost record" was a sizzling 62-24-4 and the Packers won six divisional, five NFL, and the first two Super Bowl championships.

Although Starr seemed to receive minimal personal recognition for the team’s successes, knowledgeable football men knew who was making the Packers click. He was the perfect quarterback for his team. Because it was a balanced attack that he led, Starr's passes were limited – remarkably, he never threw as many as 300 passes in any one season.

Of course, Wilson is a superb athlete, with a baseball mentality, and can do it all. He has a rocket arm, speed, and the guile of a player beyond his years.

If he emulates Starr, while others set all the passing records, no one will complain and Seattle is in for a nice ride.

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