Report: Wilson to start Seahawks preseason game

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 1:43 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Rookie Russell Wilson will get the start for the Seahawks in their third preseason game on Friday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Wilson, the team’s third-round pick, is competing with free-agent acquisition Matt Flynn for the starting job.

In his two preseason games, Wilson has completed 22-of-33 passes, throwing three touchdowns and one interception. He also has 92 yards rushing and a score on the ground.

Flynn, who started the first two games, has completed 17-of-26 passes. He has zero touchdown passes and one interception.

The Seahawks signed Flynn to a three-year, $26 million deal in March. Flynn had been a backup in Green Bay but in his one start last season, he threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns.