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Pete Carroll Admits Start Of Russell Wilson Is Unconventional

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed Tuesday that he'll start rookie Russell Wilson at quarterback in Friday's preseason matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he's not concerned that his handling of the quarterback situation is unconventional.

Carroll told the media on Tuesday that he might not even choose a starter until after the Seahawks' fourth and final preseason game against the Oakland Raiders, according to reporter Curtis Crabtree.

Wilson has impressed while running with the second unit in Seattle's first two preseason games. Now, he'll get to run with the first-stringers, who were previously quarterbacked by Matt Flynn.

Though Carroll added that veteran Tarvaris Jackson is still more familiar with Seattle's system, it's clear that the coach is still trying to find the No. 1 option between his two newcomers. He thought about starting Wilson last week but decided that he still didn't have enough of an opinion on free-agent pickup Flynn.

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