Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 10/3/12

Of all the quarterback battles coming into the 2012 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks had one of the more peculiar competitions.  During the offseason the team managed to land Matt Flynn who was projected to be the starter ahead of incumbent Tarvaris Jackson.  Despite signing Flynn, the Seahawks took Wisconsin signal caller Russell Wilson in the third round of the NFL draft.   Wilson’s athleticism made him an instant favorite amongst Seahawks fans who thought he was capable of competing for the starting job immediately.  As we all now know, Wilson did indeed beat out both Flynn and Jackson in the preseason for the right to lead the Seahawks offense in 2012.  The announcement came as a surprise to some, but was straight out of the playbook of head coach Pete Carroll given his unorthodox approach to the game of football.  Will that decision eventually cost Carroll his job?… Read more

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