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Seattle enters training camp with a three-way battle for the starting quarterback spot. They initially intended for the battle to be between only free-agent acquisition Matt Flynn and incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson, but the staff has been so enamored with rookie pick Russell Wilson that he has forced his way into the conversation, as well.
Jackson has always been something of an underappreciated player during his time in the NFL. He has never been as bad as some people like to make out.
But at this stage, it's safe to say that the flaws in his game are inherent ones. They're unlikely to be coached out with another season of experience and starts.
Flynn had all kinds of hype before the free-agent period, but the market was never quite what the media expected it to be, suggesting that as good as he looked in Green Bay, the NFL world is far from convinced that he can do the same outside of that system.
The Seahawks aren't financially married to either player, with both of them playing under relatively manageable contracts, so there's a chance that this will be a legitimate competition, with the best player in camp winning the job.
Despite forcing his way into the competition, Wilson is still the longest shot to win the starting job. Three-way battles rarely last long because of how they make the starting snaps need to be divided up, so Wilson would need to show something pretty special early on to keep his name in the argument.
In the end, I'd expect Flynn to be given the chance to win the job, and Wilson can take the backup spot.
Jackson might wind up a cap casualty when all is said and done.