Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/14/12

Before the season begins, the Seahawks will have to name their starting quarterback. Prior to the draft, it looked like it would be between Tarvaris Jackson and Matt Flynn. You can now throw third round pick Russell Wilson in the fray. Pete Carroll told the team's website, "He showed us enough. He's in the competition. That is going to tax us, as we know. It was already going to be taxing with two, but he's shown us enough that we need to see where he fits in with these guys."

To the Seahawks credit, they're making every attempt to find the right guy to lead their team. Too often we see teams stick with a starter long after it's apparent to everyone outside of that locker room that the backup is the guy that should be starting on gameday. Still, teams need one starting quarterback, not three, and quarterback controversies often follow on the heels of fierce open competitions.

It would be easy for the Seahawks to pass on allowing Wilson in on the mix, but I would argue that he's actually the most logical guy to win the job. He's fresh out of college, and the Seahawks don't look like a legitimate challenger to the 49ers stranglehold on the NFC West. If there was ever a time to start fresh, it would be right now, and Wilson could be the long-term starter. That being said, selecting Wilson as the starter could be seen as conceding the 2012 season, something no fan wants to see from their own team.

Usually, three horse races don't last long. By the time the preseason actually rolls around, the Seahawks will probably be down to two competitors. Tarvaris Jackson has the most to lose in this situation. It's highly unlikely that the Seahawks would carry 3 quarterbacks on their roster into the regular season, and if Jackson doesn't win the starting job, he would likely be the guy to be cut. Matt Flynn has proven that he's a solid backup option, while Jackson has remained largely inconsistent at best over the course of his career.

And so it's the Seahawks that provide us with one of the greatest spectacles in the NFL offseason, an open quarterback competition.

[follow]

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Sanu: Halftime show played role in Super Bowl collapse

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Report: Rams, Clippers discussing NBA venue in Inglewood

Terrence Jones reportedly interested in joining Celtics

LeBron reverses course, says he ‘always felt good’ about Cavs

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ole Miss tried to implicate Mississippi State in football scandal

Jamaal Charles could be on the roster bubble

Jimmy Butler on state of Bulls: ‘I just want to win at all costs’

Report: Giants will be ‘aggressive’ in trying to sign Jason Pierre-Paul

Report: Porzingis avoided ligament damage in ankle

Brooks Koepka meltdown includes whiff, stomping head off driver

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

James Dolan is among potential group of investors of new arena for New York Islanders

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker