Carroll names Jackson starting QB

Posted July 30, 2011 @ 3:03 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

It doesn't appear that there will be a heated quarterback battle in Seattle.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told reporters on Saturday that Tarvaris Jackson is the starting quarterback and it is "his job to lose."

Jackson, who signed a two-year, $8 million deal with Seattle after spending five seasons with the Vikings, reunites with his former Vikings offensive coordinator, Darrell Bevell. Jackson's knowledge of Bevell's offense gave him the edge.

Charlie Whitehurst, who was traded for last offseason after four years on the bench in San Diego, started two games in 2010, throwing two touchdowns and three picks.

Jackson will have a familiar receiver, former Viking Sidney Rice.

The way we see it

For now, Jackson gets the edge, but there is reason to believe that this is a fluid situation, and Whitehurst could eventually win the starting job as he becomes familiar with Bevell's system. It certainly is a wake-up call for Whitehurst as training camp gets underway.