Newly acquired quarterback Matt Flynn might have an edge in Seattle Seahawks' competition at the position. The team announced Tuesday that he would start their first preseason game behind centerthis weekend.
Or maybe not. Coach Pete Carroll was sure to clarify that Flynn is not being named the team's starter for the regular season, only for this first preseason game. Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson are still in the competition.
“This is how we had planned it all along,” Carroll said to Seahawks.com. “It’s turned out that it’s going to fit together and then we’ll see how we go at the end of the week.”
Flynn is expected to play the first half and Wilson the second half. Carroll and his staff believe they know enough about Jackson for now.
Flynn will also take over as the team's no. 1 quarterback in practice. He has been splitting snaps with Wilson and Jackson on an equal basis throughout training camp.