In what would have to go down as a rather big shocker, reports state that it will be Tarvaris Jackson, NOT Matt Flynn, who will be the Seahawks starter once training camp kicks off.
When the Seahawks signed former Packers quarterback Matt Flynn to a three year, $26 million contract this offseason, it was widely assumed he would take the starting quarterback job from incumbent Tarvaris Jackson.
Not so fast.
According to a report from ESPN’s John Clayton, Flynn has shown “nothing special” so far in the Seahawks’ minicamp, meaning that Jackson will enter the team’s full training camp as the team’s starter. Jackson is coming off the best season of his professional career, completing 60% of his passes for over 3,000 yards in 2011-2012.
Jackson came over to the Hawks from the Vikings before last season, and while the team wasn’t very good last year with him as the starter, it appears that Pete Carroll is more comfortable with him as the starter. Only time will tell if he can keep Flynn sitting.