We start our daily position-group breakdown at quarterback, where there is stability at the top but uncertainty elsewhere. Russell Wilson has yet to miss a competitive snap in four years as a Seahawk, but the team must prepare for the worst.

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With the Seahawks’ season over just a bit sooner than they or their fans had planned, it’s time to look back and forward, reviewing and previewing the position groups as the team ventures into the offseason.

We start our daily position-group breakdown at quarterback, where there is stability at the top but uncertainty elsewhere.

Starter: Russell Wilson

Age: 27.

Snaps played: 1,048.

Position review:

Contract situation: Signed through 2019.

2015 stats: Passing — 329 of 483 (68.1 percent) for 4,024 yards, 34 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, 110.1 passer rating. Rushing — 103 carries for 553 yards and 1 touchdown.

Backup: Tarvaris Jackson

Age: 32.

Snaps played: 30.

Contract situation: Now an unrestricted free agent after playing on a one-year deal in 2015.

2015 stats: 4 of 6 (66.7 percent), 37 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 83.3 passer rating.

2015 review

The season began with lots of debate about whether Russell Wilson was elite and worth the four-year, $87 million contract he signed as training camp began.

It ended with Wilson having silenced nearly all who doubted he could carry a team as a pocket passer, setting team records for yards and touchdown passes and leading the NFL in passer rating (also a team record).

He did it playing just seven games with Marshawn Lynch and just 11 with Jimmy Graham, the team’s other two highest-paid offensive skill-position players.

Wilson also did it working behind a rebuilt line that was at least partially responsible for him being sacked 31 times in the first seven games.

With the line improving in the second half of the season and a switch to a quicker passing attack, Wilson and receivers Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse and Tyler Lockett embarked on a stretch unlike any seen in Seahawks history, if not that of the entire NFL. He threw 24 touchdowns and just one interception in the last seven games.

Wilson also again ran effectively this season, if seeming to pick his spots more conservatively, with 553 yards on 103 carries. That was down from his team-record 849 yards on 118 carries of 2014 but was the second-most of his career.

Jackson was dependable but again was hardly needed. Wilson has yet to miss a competitive snap in four years as a Seahawk.

Grade: A-minus. The Seahawks failed to reach the Super Bowl, their only real goal, Wilson says. That keeps the grade from being perfect despite the best statistical season in franchise history.

Offseason objectives

From a roster standpoint, the objective will be to find another backup or two, especially if Jackson decides he wants one last shot at being a starter somewhere. Or the team could decide to go a different route. Jackson turns 33 in April.

The backup situation became more uncertain when B.J. Daniels, a security-blanket reserve quarterback most of the past three years who had been moved to receiver, signed with Houston.

The Seahawks recently signed free-agent QB Phillip Sims to a futures contract (meaning he will become part of the 90-man roster when the new league year begins in March), making him the only other QB on the current roster for 2016.

Sims played collegiately at Alabama and Virginia before finishing his career at Winston-Salem State. He was with the Arizona Cardinals in training camp in 2015 as an undrafted free agent and was released before the season. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Sims was 28 of 51 for 261 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions and an 88.8 passer rating in the preseason for Arizona, starting the final game.

For Wilson, the offseason is about further refining his knowledge of the game, coach Pete Carroll said.

Carroll said Wilson will be tasked with learning more about defenses from the perspective of the defense to better understand what opponents are trying to do against the Seahawks.

As he addressed the media Monday, Wilson agreed the mental part of the game is where he has improved the most but has the most room to grow.

“You want to continue to grow intellectually, in the game, and continue to master that part of it,’’ Wilson said. “Continue to work on that craft. I think that when you really mentally grasp the game of football, the game really, really slows down. I think that’s what was able to happen this year, especially.’’

Up next: Running back.


• Safety Earl Thomas wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday night that he will skip the Pro Bowl to try to rest his body. Thomas had shoulder surgery last February and did not play in the preseason. He then played all of the regular season and postseason.