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Pete Carroll: Russell Wilson will be “a lot better” this year

Divisional Playoffs - Seattle Seahawks v Atlanta Falcons

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 13: Russell Wilson #3 and head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks react during the second quarter against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Georgia Dome on January 13, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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If you were impressed with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in his rookie year, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has some news: You ain’t seen nothing yet.

Carroll said in a question-and-answer session with Seahawks fans that he believes Wilson will be the Seahawk who takes the biggest step forward in 2013.

I think it’s going to be Russell Wilson,” Carroll said. “I think he’s going to really do well this year. He’s going to bust out and will benefit tremendously from his first year. It may be hard to imagine he’s going to get any better, but I think he’s going to get a lot better, being he was a first year starter, first time in the League.”

As good as Wilson was in 2012, the fact that he is -- from all accounts -- an extremely hard worker suggests that he should take well to his first full year of an NFL offseason, and that he should, in fact, be better in 2013. If Wilson really is “a lot better” than he was in 2012, when he had a 100.0 passer rating and led the Seahawks to the playoffs, that’s bad news for the rest of the NFL.