In Week One of the preseason, Matt Flynn started at quarterback for the Seahawks and played the first half, with Russell Wilson replacing him in the second half. In Week Two of the preseason, Flynn will start at quarterback for the Seahawks and play the first half, with Wilson replacing him in the second half.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed that he’s keeping his quarterback rotation the same for Saturday’s game against the Broncos as it was for the opener against the Titans.
That would seem to be a bad sign for last year’s starter, Tarvaris Jackson, but Carroll insists that Jackson is still in the running. According to Carroll, he’s just giving more preseason reps to Flynn and Wilson because the Seahawks already know what Jackson can do.
Flynn still appears to be the favorite to win the job, just as he’s been the favorite since the day he signed a three-year, $19 million contract with $10 million guaranteed. Wilson, however, showed flashes of talent in the preseason opener, and he may have closed the gap with Flynn. He’ll get another half of football to try to do the same on Saturday.