Matt Flynn will start at quarterback in the Seahawks’ preseason opener against the Titans at CenturyLink Field on Saturday night, coach Pete Carroll said after today’s practice at Bing training camp.
“Matt has done a fantastic job so far,” Carroll said. “He’s learned the system. He’s on it. He can make all the adjustments, all the calls. He sees the defense really well. I love that he’s moving well in the pocket. All of the things we’re asking him to do he’s fit that together so far.
“Now I need to see him in a situation where now he takes over and see what that looks like.”
Carroll is not naming Flynn the starter for the season, but for the preseason opener.
“This is how we had planned it all along,” Carroll said. “It’s turned out that it’s going to fit together and then we’ll see how we go at the end of the week.”
Flynn has been splitting reps with incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson and rookie Russell Wilson in camp, but Carroll said the coaches have enough information on Jackson that Flynn is expected to play the first half against the Titans and Wilson will take over in the second half.
Flynn also will take over as the No. 1 QB in practice starting Wednesday and get all the practice reps with the starters leading up to Saturday night’s game.