Seahawks

Russell Wilson still a long shot to win starting job

The Seattle Seahawks have a heated quarterback battle on their hands. But, despite many reports to the contrary, Russell Wilson doesn’t appear to be a part of it.

According to Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times, Matt Flynn and Tarvaris Jackson continue to share the majority of the first-team reps in practice. Meanwhile, Wilson continues to work with the second team, and isn’t expected to receive any playing time until the 2nd half of the Seahawks next preseason game.

Pete Carroll insists he is considering all three of his quarterbacks, but evidence points to the contrary. Even if Carroll handed the job to Wilson effective immediately, he would only have three weeks to work with the first unit. That’s not a realistic timetable for a rookie quarterback.

It won’t come as a surprise if Wilson starts at some point this season, but it doesn’t appear as though he’s a realistic option for opening weekend.

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