Five plays into Super Bowl 48, Seahawk quarterback Russell Wilson fired a dart to Jermaine Kearse on a slant pattern. Gained 12 yards on 3rd-and-9.
Two plays later, Wilson faked a handoff and scooted around left end for five yards.
Two rather insignificant plays. But two plays that told the Broncos it was going to be a very long night in the Meadowlands.
Seattle waxed Denver 43-8 in a game that did more than proclaim the Seahawks the world's greatest defense. The game also ushered in a different kind of championship quarterback.
Welcome to the new-world NFL.
Wilson is 5-foot-11, shifty and cunning. When chased by behemoth pass rushers, Wilson is like a New York pickpocket. He knows where to escape through all the alleys and side doors.
After a run of Super Bowls won by Joe Flacco, the brothers Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady, a new tag is placed on Super Bowl contenders.
Pocket passers not required.
And if that's true of the stodgy NFL, how much more true is it of college football?
The Sooners, for example, who since Bob Stoops' arrival relied on a prostyle quarterback. Strong of arm, smart of mind, feet sometimes encased in cement.
Not that there's anything wrong with that. The Sooners won a lot of trophies with the likes of Josh Heupel, Jason White, Sam Bradford and Landry Jones.
But the awakening of Trevor Knight in the Sugar Bowl, a run-around quarterback who still can throw (just ask Alabama), offers great promise for the future of the OU offense.
It's not the only way to win. Wilson is the first nimble-footed QB to win a Super Bowl since who? Rich Gannon 11 years ago?
Jameis Winston and AJ McCarron have combined to win the last three Big Bowls.
Some schools have committed to running quarterbacks, some have not and some have one foot in the water.
OSU, for example, got great mileage out of Clint Chelf, and J.W. Walsh was an excellent reliever in 2012. Both proved to be adept at moving the ball with their feet.
Will the Cowboys go back to the dropback quarterback in the mold of Brandon Weeden and Wes Lunt? Seems like they want to, considering the recruitment of Mason Rudolph.
But either way, the mobile quarterback is a coming thing in football. Johnny Manziel. Colin Kaepernick. Cam Newton.
And Wilson is no small part of that, for this reason. He's not a Kaepernick/Manziel type who will tuck the ball and run 40 yards downfield.
Wilson is a Fran Tarkenton/Roger Staubach type. Run around to buy time for an open receiver.
We haven't seen enough of Knight to know if he has that trait, but it's awfully valuable.
And Wilson, like Brees before him, goes against convention with his height.
Used to be, 5-foot-something was a license to keep you out of the NBA. Many a mighty mite has disproved that theory.
Now sub 6-foot is a license to discriminate against quarterbacks. But that has to end now.
“So many people told me I couldn't do it,” Wilson said. “I wanted to go against the odds.”
Consider the odds beaten. The short, shifty quarterback is the Super Bowl champion.
There will be more to follow.
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