Russell Wilson thinks he’s getting closer to the starting QB job

The Seattle Seahawks are still trying to figure out who will play quarterback for them this season. The competition is supposedly between free agent pickup Matt Flynn and rookie Russell Wilson.

Incumbent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson did not play the first week of the preseason and the Seahawks have said that he won’t play in the second game either. Reports are that they want to try and trade Jackson away. Meanwhile, Seattle is trying to figure out what they have in their other two quarterbacks.

Both Flynn and Wilson played great in the preseason opener. Flynn finished 11 of 13 for 71 yards 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Wilson finished 12 of 16 for 124 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception along with three rushes for 59 yards and a score on the ground. Wilson thinks that this kind of performance is moving him closer to getting the starting job.

I definitely believe I’ve moved closer,” Wilson said, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “You take one step at a time, one day at a time, one rep at a time and you just improve. You respect the process and that’s the biggest thing is just respecting the process and taking one day at a time and just learning as much as I can. I’m on a constant quest for knowledge and just trying to gain as much knowledge as I can so when I do get that opportunity I just keep growing. I know there’s going to be ups and downs, it’s a process like I said, and always in a process there’s ups and downs but as long as I keep moving forward, that’s the key.”

Wilson is right in thinking that he moved closer. He played a great game, other than the interception that could have been a touchdown. He was making good throws and smart decisions throughout the game. If he can keep that kind of performance up throughout the preseason, he’ll be in the coaches minds.