Pete Carroll says Tarvaris Jackson ahead of Matt Flynn for Seahawks starting quarterback job

So far, Matt Flynn has been the talk of Seahawks’ practices, but Pete Carroll today said that it was incumbent Tarvaris Jackson, not big free agent acquisition Matt Flynn, who has “his nose” in front in the starting quarterback competition. Russell Wilson has also been the talk of Seahawks’ practices, leading to some speculation that Jackson could actually be cut, with Wilson serving as Flynn’s primary backup. It’s clear that nothing is decided at this point, but I still predict Flynn will be the starter. He’s the more talented and highly paid of the two quarterbacks.

Jackson will have to continue his strong play to hold off Wilson as the backup. There’s already been some speculation this offseason that Jackson would have to take a pay cut down from his 4 million dollar salary to stay on the roster. In fact, Brock Huard of ESPN Seattle says he’d be “willing to bet” that Jackson has to take a pay cut.

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