Aug 11, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) (left) and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Flynn (15) (right) enter the field during warm ups prior to the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Tennessee 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE
Word out of Seattle early this morning was that there were "multiple indications" that the Seahawks were going to start rookie Russell Wilson over Matt Flynn this weekend against the Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN's Adam Schefter backs up that report and says Wilson's first start is happening this weekend.
This is a really interesting decision by the Seahawks. Flynn appears to be the leader in the clubhouse for the starting job but the third preseason game is when teams often play their starters the most. So why are the Seahawks playing Wilson here?
Wilson will be facing a banged up Chiefs secondary. Though the Chiefs haven't confirmed it, it doesn't appear Kendrick Lewis will be playing this weekend. Same with Brandon Flowers, who is on the three-week anniversary of his last practice.
It'll be a good test for the Chiefs defense to see where they stand heading into a season opener that may not include three defensive starters.