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The Seahawks report to camp on Friday, which sets the stage for one of the more interesting quarterback battles of the summer.
There are three characters to this dance—the incumbent, the free agent and the rookie—and each will have a chance at winning over head coach Pete Carroll.
Tarvaris Jackson, the incumbent, was signed last summer to a two-year deal to be the starter. He was little more than average in his first year, but he also suffered an injury late that sapped some of his effectiveness.
Matt Flynn, the free agent, was given $10 million in guaranteed money, which seemingly gives him the inside track to be the starter. He has limited experience—just two starts in four years in Green Bay—but he made the most of his opportunities as Aaron Rodgers' backup.
Finally, there's Russell Wilson, the rookie, who was taken in the third round this April. He's short—well under the height most teams want in an NFL starter—but every other quarterbacking attribute is there.
When camp opens Friday, this position battle starts back up. Whoever winds up starting in Week 1 will have earned it in August.