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Russell Wilson: I won't decline as Seattle Seahawks' QB

After last year's rash of outstanding play by first-year quarterbacks, one of these young passers is bound to come down to earth, right?

Russell Wilson insists it won't be him.

Asked Tuesday if he's concerned about the dreaded sophomore slump, the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback swatted the thought aside.

"I don't even know those words," Wilson told reporters, per The News Tribune. "I don't pay attention to it. I think the biggest thing is just focusing on tomorrow and focusing on the day -- the rest of the day that I have and the next couple hours I have here."

When Around The League's Gregg Rosenthal rolled out his top 10 quarterbacks under 25, Wilson landed at No. 5. I don't see him tumbling down the list. Rosey pegged Andrew Luck at No. 1 and named Luck his candidate for a breakout sophomore season. It's hard to battle that thinking. Luck, Robert Griffin III and Wilson all stand a chance of improving on what they accomplished last season.

The same goes for Ryan Tannehill on the Miami Dolphins and Brandon Weeden on the Cleveland Browns. Again, this potentially will go down as the most dynamic quarterback class of our lifetime.

But Wilson gets my vote as the surest bet heading into Year 2. He's a natural leader and tireless worker, prompting Seahawks coach Pete Carroll to say: "His preparation, his habits, his concern and his focus is excellent."

There's an anecdote about Wilson from last season that reveals a lot. In the seconds after the Seahawks fell to the Atlanta Falcons in the playoffs, Wilson immediately turned his focus to 2013: "When the game was over, I was very disappointed, but right before I got back to the tunnel, walking off the field, I got so excited for the next opportunity, next year. Looking forward what we have in the future. We have a great football team."

Sophomore slump, be damned.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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