Thursday, May 24, 2012

Seahawks QBs splitting reps three-ways


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Pete Carroll is doing more than paying lip service to the idea that the Seahawks have a three-way competition for the quarterback job.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald passes along word that the team is giving equal reps toMatt FlynnTarvaris Jackson and Russell Wilson at their Organized Team Activities this week. Carroll and General Manager John Schneider have been pushing the open competition all offseason, Schneider did it Wednesday on PFT Live in fact, and it seems they are sticking to their word.
For now, at least. It’s important to remember that this is just the OTA period of the offseason and teams are spending it getting some idea of what they have on hand heading into training camp and the season. This caveat could be attached to just about any story about who looks good, who looks bad and just about anything else that gets tweeted into the universe from practices around the league, but it has a lot of bearing on the Seahawks competition.
Once they get to training camp (or even minicamp in June), the team will have to pare things down to at most two quarterbacks because they won’t have enough reps to keep the three-way dance going. Wilson still has to be considered the least likely to wind up as the starter, but if he does enough to push himself to the number two spot it will make things interesting for Jackson.



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