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Russell Wilson Could Start For Seahawks Vs. Chiefs

Rookie QB Russell Wilson could get the start against the Chiefs on Friday.

Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the ball during the 2nd half against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes the ball during the 2nd half against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

The Seattle Seahawks haven't committed to a starting quarterback for this week, but it seems likely that rookie Russell Wilson will be given the nod, as Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times reports. Matt Flynn has been getting the first-team reps so far this year with Seattle, but Wilson impressed with his performance in the team's exhibition against the Broncos.

In the first two games of the preseason, Flynn played the entire first half in each game, but Wilson has generally out-played the former Green Bay Packer. In last week's game against Denver, Wilson passed for 279 yards, three touchdowns and an interception while Flynn struggled, throwing for a measly 31 yards.

O'Neil notes that it still seems like Flynn is on the path to be named starter at quarterback for Seattle's regular season opener, but the Seahawks are clearly considering the possibility that Wilson is a better option. If he continues to outplay Flynn to such a high degree, it seems possible that Wilson could be the starter in the regular season.

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