Jul 25, 2014; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Terrelle Pryor (2) scrambles during training camp practice at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Terrelle Pryor, Christine Michael should see plenty of action against Broncos

The first preseason game for the Seattle Seahawks is finally upon us and that means football is back.

A lot of big-name players will only play for a series or two against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night, but that means their understudies can shine in ways they haven’t yet been able to.

With Russell Wilson likely on the bench the majority of this game, expect Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor to take the majority of the snaps under center.

In fact, because Jackson already knows the system, Pryor will likely spend the most time on the field between Seattle’s quarterbacks.

He has something to prove to Pete Carroll and the rest of the Seahawks — that he deserves a roster spot this year as one of Wilson’s backups.

Last season, Jackson and B.J. Daniels were on the depth chart under “QB”, but if Pryor can prove that he is worth the No. 3 spot on the chart, he could send Daniels packing.

Pryor started nine games under center for the Oakland Raiders last season and completed 57.4 percent of his passes for 1,798 yards, seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also ran the ball 83 times for 576 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Will his game improve with a better team around him in Seattle? Tonight will be our first chance to find out.

Lining up behind him will most likely be Christine Michael and Robert Turbin.

Marshawn Lynch may not be in shape to play at all, and even if he was healthy, he would only be playing a series or two this early in the preseason.

That means it’s time for Michael and Turbin to step up to the plate and prove that they are ready to play against an NFL-caliber defense for the majority of a game.

Michael has been expected by many to take over for Lynch when his time is done in Seattle, but we have only had occasional glimpses of Michael’s greatness in the NFL, because he has spent the majority of his pro time nursing injuries.

Finally back and healthy, he is hungry to show Seattle what he is capable of.

Welcome back, Seahawks football. Glad you could join us again.

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