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A three-man quarterback competition seems a bit rare in the NFL, especially considering how many stud quarterbacks are in the league today.
But this is what we had with the Seattle Seahawks. The team has tried to make Tarvaris Jackson the starter last season, and that wasn’t so great. Additionally, they went out and signed former Packers backup Matt Flynn and drafted Russell Wilson.
However, Tarvaris Jackson never quite worked out. He threw 14 touchdowns in 15 games last season, and added 13 interceptions and 5 lost fumbles. On top of that, he never really proved anything in limited play as a Minnesota Viking.
It seems like the end might finally be near for him in Seattle.
Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson clearly look to have a big advantage in the competition. Not to mention, head coach Pete Carroll has said that Tarvaris Jackson will not play in their upcoming preseason game. And this isn’t the type of situation where a team sits it’s starting quarterback for rest or out of fear of injury. It looks more like a sign that Jackson is out of the running.
In free agency, Matt Flynn was a hot item despite being a career backup. It would be strange to bring him into town given his contract to sit behind Tarvaris Jackson.
Russell Wilson had a storied college run, and the team invested a third round pick on him in this year’s draft.
It’s easy to speculate that the team wouldn’t keep Tarvaris Jackson on the roster to be a third-string pick behind two guys that they really like.
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The Seattle Seahawks are likely looking to trade quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, as Matt Flynn is cementing himself as the team’s starter, and while Russell Wilson appears more than capable of handling the back up role. So while the Seahawks are more than willing to move Jackson before the next week or so, the question remains, what team would actually want Jackson at this point...
It looks like the three-way quarterback battle in Seattle quickly has deteriorated into a two-man battle.NFL.com is reporting that Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced that incumbent starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will not see any time in this weekend’s preseason game.Newly signed free agent Matt Flynn will get the work in the first half, with recently drafted Russell...
Tarvaris Jackson, who was Seattle's starting quarterback last season, will not play in the Seahawks' second preseason game on Saturday against Denver, but coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Tuesday that Jackson is still in the competition to be the Seahawks' regular-season starter. Carroll said Tuesday he will follow the same plan as in the first preseason game...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Seattle Seahawks would like to trade one of their quarterbacks.
Tavaris Jackson (Getty Images)
No, they are not willing to get rid of Matt Flynn, nor are they willing to trade Russell Wilson. But they are willing to trade Tarvaris Jackson.
Jackson signed with the Seahawks in July 2011. He signed...
In the second quarter of the first preseason game, just incase you didn’t watch, Zach Miller caught a pass from Matt Flynn. Upon catching it, he was drilled by Kamerion Wimbley and Terrence Wheatley. Miller managed to walk off the field with some help from a trainer. It had later come out that Miller sustained a concussion and wouldn’t return.
With concussions being...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice practiced the first two weeks of training camp wearing a red jersey, denoting no contact. That's gone this week as Rice is now participating in team drills, and even diving for ballsm, Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times reports. Rice won't play in Saturday's exhibition game at Denver, but his practice regimen is a sign of...
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For the second Tuesday in a row, Tarvaris Jackson worked with the first offense. For the second Tuesday in a row, Pete Carroll announced Matt Flynn would start and play the first half of Saturday’s game against Peyton Manning and...
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Earlier today I weighed in with a 2012 NFL draft rookie report card after the Seahawks first game in the NFL pre-season.
These 6 guys are players who are looking to either impress the Seahawks enough to keep them or put enough solid performances on tape that some other team will be interested in giving them a chance.
For some this preseason will be the only...
Per the Seahawks.com website today we've learned that Pete Carroll said in a post practice press conference that Matt Flynn will start at QB this week vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 2 NFLX action.
That was the word from coach Pete Carroll after today’s practice, although incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson worked as the No. 1 QB in practice and Carroll admitted he thought about...
Even though Pete Carroll insists the competition is ongoing, it is clear Matt Flynn is the leading contender to be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback when the season begins. Flynn will get his second straight preseason start for the Seahawks on Saturday night when Seattle travels to Denver, with rookie Russell Wilson expected to play the second half in a similar format...
Judging from this practice alone, Matt Flynn is the clear-cut favorite to start in week 1 of the regular season. Flynn, as advertised, showed crispness in his mechanics and his accuracy was top-notch, (only 3 incompletions during the entire practice). He often checked down short passes rather than airing it out deep, but did flash his arm on several occasions as...
If you thought Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, and the New York Jets had a lot of drama surrounding their teams coming into the 2012 NFL season, you should take a look at the storms brewing in Seattle.
Only a season removed from stumbling into the playoffs and knocking out the Saints in the first round, high expectations are being placed on a young Seattle team.
Head coach Pete Carroll...
Tarvaris Jackson may be frustrated by the Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback competition, butRussell Wilson is enjoying it. Wilson, who is backing up Matt Flynn during the preseason while Jackson watches from the sideline, said on KJR in Seattle that he thinks he’s getting better as a quarterback — and getting closer to being a starting quarterback. [...]
Seattle's incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson didn't play in the Seahawks preseason opener last week, and coach Pete Carroll already has said that, once again, Matt Flynn will play the first half of Saturday's contest against the Broncos and rookie Russell Wilson will take over for the second. In the past, Carroll has said he knows what Jackson can do for him, but as CBSSports...