Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has gone out of his way to create a sense of competition at quarterback this spring. We've heard a lot about field work being split equally between last year's starter Tarvaris Jackson, rookie Russell Wilson and the team's big free-agent signing, Matt Flynn.
The average Seahawks fan would like to see Flynn emerge as the clear leader, but at least one teammate says that hasnât happened.
Seattle wideout Doug Baldwin delivered a first-hand account Saturday:
Baldwin: As for Matt Flynn right now it's hard to tell the distance between him and Tarvaris Jackson, not as clear-cut as people might think- Liz Mathews 710 ESPN (@Liz_Mathews) June 9, 2012
It's no cause for panic, especially when Flynn is learning the system and developing chemistry with new personnel. Details about Seattle's quarterback derby remain volatile. Baldwin and Jackson are close and this could be a case of a young wideout sticking up for last year's starter. (Besides, there are reports of Flynn showing promise.)
The Seahawks know what they have in Jackson. He's lauded for his toughness, but heâs limited. Meanwhile, Flynn was signed as a mystery man, unless you want to predict his NFL future based on two (promising) NFL starts in Green Bay. We believe it's Flynn's job to lose, but if he was expecting to have it handed to him, that was a mistake. He has yet to prove a thing.