Jul 28, 2012; Renton, WA, USA; NFL: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) looks to pass during a training camp scrimmage at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Matt Flynn will be starting the first game for the Seattle Seahawks against the Tennessee Titans, with Russell Wilson playing the second half.
It starts with Matt Flynn, who is no surprise to start, particularly after that massive contract he signed with Seattle this offseason. But the big surprise is who might be his backup: The rookie from Wisconsin, Russell Wilson.
Pete Carroll says Matt Flynn will start an play 1st half on Saturday and Russell Wilson will play 2nd half— Tim Booth (@ByTimBooth) August 7, 2012
Carroll said QB Russell Wilson is expected to play the second half. Said they know what QB Tarvaris Jackson brings. Need to see other two.— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) August 7, 2012
There's no doubt Wilson had a good camp this offseason in the lead-up to the regular season. But the possibility that Wilson might very well have passed up Jackson on the depth chart this early cannot be a good sign for Tarvaris's hopes of cracking the Seahawks rotation down the line. Jackson had a decent season as the starter last year, so the possibility of a demotion to second or (worse) third-string duties would be hard to swallow.
For those who are wondering, Terrell Owens will not be playing.
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