Seattle has made a clear statement that they will enter the upcoming NFL season without last year's starting quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on the team.
Jackson played in 15 games last year for the Seahawks and completed over 60 percent of his throws for 14 scores and 13 interceptions. But the team acquired Green Bay Packers signal caller Matt Flynn this off-season and drafted Russell Wilson, who has played extremely well this pre-season and that has led to Seattle looking to deal the former second round draft pick.
The 29-year-old has played in 51 games during his six years in the league and performed well in spots, but the team has not played him this pre-season and Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has confirmed that the team will either trade or release the quarterback before the start of the regular season.
Seattle enters the 2012 NFL season with high expectations as Flynn is expected to help lead this team into playoff contention. San Francisco is still the favorite in the NFC West, but the Seahawks are gaining ground and this move will allow the team to open a roster spot that can add depth where it's needed most.