Wilson is more than simply a running quarterback who can throw the ball; he shown last season that he can be a high-quality pocket passer who would be good even if he didn't move. He has the size and arm strength to beat defenses with deep passes, and he showed last year that he can make all of the necessary throws while under pressure.
However, despite spending most of his time in college as a pocket quarterback, Wilson does have experience running the football. He made some attempts during his junior season at Florida State, usually as a last resort when the pass wasn't open.
Although he doesn't run the ball much, Wilson does have one important asset most traditional running quarterbacks don't have: speed. He was the fastest quarterback in the NFL out of college, and that ability will only help him in expanding his game beyond just throwing the ball downfield.
In short, yes, Russell Wilson is a running quarterback. His skills and experience are better suited for passing than most other players, but when his team needs something quick out of him he's able to get the job done running the ball.
He's a powerful athlete. In addition to his ability to physically high-point the ball, he has excellent body contortion and hands. His ball tracking ability in the deep third is unrivaled. Wilson guides the ball in naturally at the catch spot. He shows great concentration while catching passes.
Garrett Wilson played quarterback for Texas from 2006 to 2009. As a freshman in 2006, he started eight games at quarterback for the Longhorns. That same year, he set a school record by completing 64 percent of his passes without an interception. As a sophomore in 2007, he led Texas to its first 10-win season since 1994 when he was a freshman. He finished with 3,465 passing yards, 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. As a junior in 2008, he passed for 3,060 yards, 23 touchdowns and nine interceptions while leading the Longhorns to their second consecutive 10-win season. After losing several players to graduation, including three starting receivers, many people expected him to leave school early. But Wilson decided to stay for his senior season in 2009. He finished that season with 2,903 passing yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
As a whole, Texas ranked fifth in the nation in passing offense in 2006, seventh in 2007, and ninth in 2008. The Longhorns also made the top 25 each of those years.
Russell Wilson, quarterback/position player, is a product of Oregon State University. He entered the NFL draft following his junior season. The Seattle Seahawks selected him with the 55th pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
Wilson played only one season at OSU, completing 65.8 percent of his passes for 3,722 yards and 36 touchdowns against 11 interceptions. He also ran for 515 yards and five scores.
Baseball's version of a quarterback is known as a pitcher. However, many quarterbacks are also able to play other positions such as first base, left field, right field, or center field. Most pitchers are not capable of playing any other position except for pitcher. Pitchers who can also hit well enough to be considered hitters are called dual-threat pitchers.
In baseball, there is a difference between a quarterback and a pitcher. A quarterback is required to know the entire offense while a pitcher is merely needed to have a good arm. A good quarterback can make anyone look good, but only a few people can run an offense as well as a coach. There are very few coaches in baseball who are also good at developing quarterbacks.
Wilson was the 49ers' obvious lead back, accounting for 22 of the team's 30 rushing attempts. He scored the team's first touchdown, catching a ball over the center of the field and outrunning several defenders on a 21-yard run to the end zone. The score came with 11:43 left in the first quarter and it took only three plays for Montana to find Wilson again. This time he carried the ball eight yards around the right side for a second touchdown.
In addition to his work as a runner, Wilson returned nine punts for 89 yards (10.1 average). He also had two passes thrown his way, one of which was intercepted by the Seahawks' John Lynch and returned 55 yards for a touchdown. That gave Seattle a 14-3 lead early in the third quarter.
As a receiver, Wilson caught five passes from Montana, four of them for touchdowns. His last score came with 9:44 left in the fourth quarter and it gave the 49ers their final margin of victory, 28-24. On that play, Montana found Wilson across the middle of the field for an easy touchdown catch and kick.
After the game, coaches said they were not sure if Wilson would be able to play due to a sore knee but he did return some punts during the game.