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Russell Wilson thinks he’s moving closer to the starting job

Russell Wilson,  J.R. Sweezy,  Mike Martin

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is seen in action with J.R. Sweezy (64) and Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Mike Martin (67) in the second half of an NFL football preseason game, Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)


Tarvaris Jackson may be frustrated by the Seahawks’ quarterback competition, but Russell Wilson is enjoying it.

Wilson, who is backing up Matt Flynn during the preseason while Jackson watches from the sideline, said on KJR in Seattle that he thinks he’s getting better as a quarterback -- and getting closer to being a starting quarterback.

I definitely believe I’ve moved closer,” Wilson said, via “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 probably won’t be able to beat out Flynn for the starting job, but he looked good in the preseason opener, and he’s right to think he took a step toward proving that he can be an NFL starter. The Seahawks have to like what they’re seeing from Wilson.