Posted June 25, 2012

Report: Tarvaris Jackson, not Matt Flynn, will start camp as Seahawks’ starter

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Tarvaris Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson will enter the 2012 training camp as the Seahawks’ starter (Christian Petersen, Getty Images)

When the Seattle Seahawks signed former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn to a three year, $26 million contract this offseason, it was widely assumed he would take the starting quarterback job from incumbent Tarvaris Jackson.

Not so fast.

According to a report from ESPN’s John Clayton, Flynn has shown “nothing special” so far in the Seahawks’ minicamp, meaning that Jackson will enter the team’s full training camp as the team’s starter. Jackson is coming off the best season of his professional career, completing 60 percent of his passes for over 3,000 yards in 2011-2012.

Flynn has served as Aaron Rodgers’ backup in Green Bay since 2008. His breakthrough came in one game at the end of last season, after Green Bay had locked up home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Flynn was electric as the starter in place of Rodgers, throwing for 480 yards and six touchdowns.