Jackson, Not Flynn, to Start Camp as Hawks Starting QB

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.


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7 Responses to “Jackson, Not Flynn, to Start Camp as Hawks Starting QB”

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  2. Kenny says:

    this is a joke…if you want mediocrity u go with Tavaris…he will be good enough to go 8-8 or 9-7 with our defense. if you want to be in the playoffs you go with Matt Flynn..he is good enough to go 10-6 or 11-5 with our defense. It’s pretty simple and the Qwest Field wont put up with crap mediocrity…Anything less than 10-6 this season is a huge disappoint considering our defense, offensive line and running game. I will give you that we Sidney Rice healthy to have a good passing game.

  3. Kelly says:

    Doesn’t surprise me at all. Jackson (former 2nd rounder) came into a new team on a season that had a shortened off season due to the lock out. He struggled early due partially to a young offensive line not giving him time. Then battled through the peck injury that would have put most QB’s on the IR earning the respect of his whole team.

    As far as QB’s go he is still quite young and by no means has peaked as a player yet. He has the Arm and legs to succeed which is likely why he was a 2nd round pick. He also showed he can take care of the ball when he needs too. If he can continue to develop and build confidence why would it be out of the question that he has a breakout season? Well it wouldn’t…

    Pete and John have seem to do a good job so far. Even though what they were doing has been questioned by the experts the whole way. I think it is safe to say he knows what he is doing. So I am inclined to trust his judgement. If he thinks TJack gives us the best chance when all is said and done then that’s who should start.

    Go Hawks

  4. Kenny says:

    I agree with some points u made Kelly, However if you look at the whole body of work of Tavaris–its pretty average. If you look at Flynn’s unbelievable 2 games started in the NFL -its very impressive. Though Tavaris has a better stronger arm, Flynn seems to be more accurate and can put up big numbers. Lets see what happens

  5. Kelly says:

    The biggest issues TJack has struggled have been mental and confidence. Those are the two things that still improve at his age. Just saying he has something he can build on.

    That said your right about Flynn. He has been very impressive. but, he hasn’t played against Defenses and have alot of flim on him. We all hoope Flynn is a Hasselbeck. All that said Pete is the one looking at all the practice film not us. I will tend to trust whatever he does. That is until he shows me that is no longer warranted. hehe

  6. Kenny says:

    thats fair enough….I just want to Seattle back on top of the NFC West and ultimately win a superbowl. I would love to win a playoff game or 2 this year…I will cheer for who ever is our QB I just want to see a winner return to Sea

  7. David says:

    Anyone that actually believes that Tarvaris will be the starter in Seattle is just dumb. Tarvaris has a better chance of being cut than he does to start another game for the Seahawks. $4 million rolled into next year’s cap is worth a whole lot more than anything Tarvaris can offer.

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