While the Seattle Seahawks brought in former Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn during free agency this offseason, it appears that he will not open training camp as the team’s number one signal-caller. John Clayton reported on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Tarvaris Jackson would open the team’s training camp late next month receiving the first-team reps.
“(Flynn) hasn’t wowed anybody in all the offseason program. And because of that, when they start training camp, Tarvaris Jackson will be taking the first snap,” Clayton said.
“ It’s still gonna be a three-way competition. Because of that, Flynn’s going to have to pick things up and wow everybody or at least take control of it during camp. He’s not done it yet.”
The third wheel in the Seahawks quarterback race will be rookie Russell Wilson, who has looked good during offseason workouts.
Seattle is a team that is on the verge of breaking out as a threat in the NFC. The defense is loaded with some of the most underrated players in the league. When you look at the secondary with guys like Earl Thomas, Brandon Browner and Richard Sherman, you should expect to see opposing quarterbacks struggling.
Along the defensive line, the Seahawks also boast a solid core of players. The same goes for Seattle’s linebacking corp. The defensive unit will carry the team to the next level, so it is up for the offense to prove it is ready to make that jump and hold up it’s end of the work.
Whether it be Jackson, Flynn or Wilson who ultimately ends up as the team’s starter, QB one will have to hold it down in the huddle.