Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
No quarterback competition—whether in the NFC or AFC—is as compelling as the one about to take place in Seattle.
Incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson has done just enough in his NFL career to convince coaches to keep starting him, and he was serviceable for long stretches of last season after the Seahawks gave him two years and $8 million to be No. 1 last summer.
Meanwhile, free-agent acquisition Matt Flynn impressed in two starts with the Green Bay Packers, but has limited experience. Last season, he broke the Packers' franchise record for yards (480) and touchdowns (six) in a Week 17 win over the Detroit Lions, and the Seahawks gave him a contract ($24 million, $10 million guaranteed) that makes him the front-runner for the starting job.
However, there's also rookie Russell Wilson to remember. Wilson caught the eye of the Seahawks' coaching staff in minicamps and OTAs. Despite being drastically short for the position, Wilson has all the tools—both physically and mentally—to be an NFL starter.
That being said, he may be a year out from truly competing.
Despite the money, Flynn won't be handed the job. He'll need to beat out both Jackson and Wilson to get the call in Week 1.