Tarvaris Jackson realizes the Seahawks’ quarterback situation is all about competition this offseason.
“I’m not a GM, I’m not a head coach, so I can’t go pick exactly who they want. Or say, ‘Don’t get a quarterback,’ ” a smiling Jackson said today after the team’s non-OTA workout.
After the laughter subsided, Jackson added, “But that’s not how things work. So I’m just here to compete, and may the best man win.”
Or quarterback, in this case.
Matt Flynn, the backup to Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay the past four seasons, has started only two regular-season games in the NFL. And it will be Jackson who helps him prepare for the competition that has no timetable, coach Pete Carroll said.
“The competition is on,” Carroll offered. “Those guys are well informed about that and they understand that. It’s going to be really exciting to see that. It’s going to take us a while, and there’s no timeline.”
For his part, being able to compete for the starting job is why Flynn signed with the Seahawks.
“I come in here and now I get to compete and get the opportunity,” he said. “That’s what I came here for and that’s what I’m excited about.”
We’re off to see Marcus Trufant and Jacob Green be induced in the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame. We’ll be back later with more on that function, as well as the Jackson/Flynn situation.