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What was once a three-player competition between Matt Flynn, Tarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson has quickly turned into a two-way race between just Flynn and Wilson. Jackson, the incumbent starter, looks like a strong candidate to be released at some point before the season.
While Flynn started the Seahawks' preseason opener against the Tennessee Titans, Wilson's performance in the second half certainly helped close any gap between the two quarterbacks.
After Flynn completed 11-of-13 passes for just 71 yards and an interception, Wilson blew up the second half, completing 12-of-16 passes for 124 yards and both a touchdown and interception. Wilson also ran for 59 yards and another score.
Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times said it would make sense if Wilson started the Seahawks' second preseason game Saturday.
If Wilson remains a viable candidate to be the regular-season starter, it would make sense to give him that same opportunity this week heading into Saturday's game against Denver.
Considering the kind of man-crush it appears head coach Pete Carroll has on Wilson, it wouldn't be surprising to see him be the starter Saturday.