RENTON — The Seahawks are preparing to start Charlie Whitehurst at quarterback this week against the Cleveland Browns.
That doesn’t mean Tarvaris Jackson has been ruled out, though.
Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Jackson is “way ahead” of schedule after straining his pectoral against the Giants in Week 5, and that it’s still possible he could return to practice this week and play on Sunday.
Possible might not mean probable in this case, but Carroll — surprise, surprise — sounded optimistic.
“He’s able to throw the ball. He’s thrown the ball a little bit,” Carroll said. “We’re just taking it one day at a time and see how he tolerates. He’s running out here a little bit. He’s way ahead of any schedule that anybody would have thought of at this point and we’ll just see where that takes us.
“He has a chance, and so with that we’ll just take it day to day.”
Jackson suffered the injury in the third quarter of the Seahawks’ win over the