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On this date: Russell Wilson named starting quarterback
The Seahawks have traveled to San Diego to take on the Chargers in their third preseason game of the year, a game that will see the starters get the most playing time of the preseason.
Seahawks fans came out in droves on Saturday in San Diego.
It was family day here at the VMAC as the Seahawks had their last practice of the week before heading to San Diego tomorrow for a preaseon matchup against the Chargers on Saturday.
2012: Coach Pete Carroll announces that rookie Russell Wilson will be the starting quarterback. Wilson, who was selected in the third-round of the NFL Draft, wins a three-way competition with incumbent starter Tarvaris Jackson and free-agent addition Matt Flynn. Two days earlier, Wilson had completed 13 of 19 passes for 185 yards and two touchdowns for a 134.8 passer rating, while leading six consecutive scoring drives in the team’s third preseason game.
“It’s been a very exciting competition that’s gone on, and Russell has taken full advantage of his opportunities and done everything we could ask on the field,” Carroll says in announcing the decision during a Sunday night conference call with reporters who cover the team. “And more than you guys can know, what’s he’s done off the field in meeting rooms and with our players and how he’s represented himself, he’s earned this job.”