Russell Wilson will start at quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks in their third preseason game Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The third-round draft pick out of Wisconsin has completed 22-of-33 passes for 279 yards with three touchdowns and one interception this preseason.

"I'm excited to see how he does playing with the first unit," Carroll said. "He's done a very nice job throughout and we think it's warranted."

Free-agent pickup Matt Flynn had started the two previous exhibition contests.