Seahawks announce Jackson as starter, Whitehurst starts anyway

AP

Tarvaris Jackson is active for Sunday’s game against the Bengals, but he’ll start the game on the sideline.

Charlie Whitehurst was out with the Seahawks starter to open Sunday’s game, which came as a surprise. The Seahawks announced Jackson as the team’s starting quarterback, then made a change at the last minute for an unexplained reason.  Jackson remains available.

The Bengals lead 10-0 early. Whitehurst was sacked on a three and out to start the game, so perhaps he won’t stay in the game for long.

UPDATE: And Tarvaris Jackson has entered the game with the score 10-3.