DENVER, CO (WWBT) - Collegiate product Russell Wilson was told he would have a shot at the Seahawks' starting quarterback job this offseason by head coach Pete Carroll. This preseason, Wilson is certainly playing like he deserves that nod.
Wilson did not start Saturday's preseason game in Denver, but played most of the second half and completed ten of his 17 pass attempts for 155 yards and two touchdowns. He now has three passing touchdowns and a rushing score in two preseason games. Wilson is competing with big free agent pick-up Matt Flynn for the starting position.
What started out as a three-man competition for that job has apparently been trimmed down to two, as the Seahawks have reportedly informed Tavarris Jackson that they plan to trade him.
Wilson will get his next chance to impress for Seattle when the Seahawks visit Kansas City on Friday.