Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIRE
Of all the training-camp battles soon to be taking place in the NFL, the battle between Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson has to be the most intriguing.
The Seattle Seahawks signed Flynn to a moderate contract in the offseason to replace Jackson, who definitely had his fair share of difficulties in his first year with the team. Then, in a move that shocked everyone, the Seahawks drafted Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft.
While few expected Wilson to have a legitimate shot at starting his rookie season, all the reports coming out of Seattle stated just how impressive of a prospect Wilson was.
Despite his size, which was beaten to death heading into the draft, Wilson plays bigger than he is and has all the tools necessary to succeed in the NFL.
Now the Seahawks have a three-headed battle heading into training camp. The likely starter heading into the regular season will be Flynn, but he may not stay that way for too long.
Wilson is guaranteed to be breathing down his neck. Without a huge financial investment in Flynn, Pete Carroll will start whomever he feels will give his team the best chance to win.
By midseason that player will be Wilson, which is why he'll take the job from Flynn.