Russell Wilson Will Start Seahawks' 3rd Preseason Game

SEATTLE, WA - AUGUST 11: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks passes against the Tennessee Titans at CenturyLink Field on August 11, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Titans 27-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Russell Wilson will get to prove himself with the first team offense as his quarterback battle with Matt Flynn heats up in Seattle.

The Seattle Seahawks will start rookie quarterback Russell Wilson against the Kansas City Chiefs in the team's third preseason game, according to reports.

Danny O'Neil of the Seattle Times says it "appears" Wilson will get the nod over Matt Flynn following player meetings on Monday night.

Due to Wilson's production and coach Pete Carroll's insistence that this will be a true quarterback battle, Wilson starting seems to be a logical step in the process.

Wilson has produced when he's been on the field with the second and third team offenses and in four quarters of play, he was produced 38 points (five touchdowns and one field goal) while only throwing one interception.

ESPN's Mike Sando broke the competition down, saying that snap counts should not be a problem since both Seattle quarterbacks are ahead of their peers in the division with Wilson at 69 and Matt Flynn at 59, while Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (35) and 49ers starter Alex Smith (33) are well behind.

For more on Wilson, Flynn and the Seahawks, check out Field Gulls. For the rest of your football needs, be sure to stop by the SB Nation NFL Hub.

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