Of course, this is just the preseason. And Friday against a good Kansas City defense will give the first indication of whether Wilson might be able to carry his efforts into the regular season and increase the debate over whether he or Matt Flynn should be the starter for the opener Sept. 9 at Arizona.
''Getting out there and playing against first team defenses and playing with the first team offensive line will definitely help me as I continue to go on,'' Wilson said.
Carroll did not indicate how much time each quarterback will get against the Chiefs. Some significant analysis will need to take place following the game as the Seahawks have just three scheduled days of practice next week before their preseason finale against Oakland.
''We're going to wait after the game and see what happened and see what it feels like and talk it all out and see everything you can possibly see in analyzing it and move ahead with confidence,'' Carroll said. ''I'm real confident we're doing the right thing. I don't have any hesitation in this.''
Carroll finally shed a little light on what his plans were for the quarterback competition. He said the original plan was to have Flynn start the preseason opener against Tennessee and then give Wilson the start last Saturday in Denver. But after Flynn's start against the Titans, the plan changed and Carroll decided he wanted to see the free agent start one more time.
Flynn was just 6 of 13 for 31 yards against the Broncos, but had a potential long touchdown pass dropped by Terrell Owens and another possible TD throw to Golden Tate that carried Tate out of bounds.
Last week, when Flynn was announced as the starter against Denver and Wilson the backup, Carroll said he felt that's where the two stood. Asked if that had changed, Carroll didn't answer directly, but said it's apparent making the jump from college to the NFL has not been overwhelming for Wilson.