It’s a good thing that the Seahawks already have installed newcomer Tarvaris Jackson as the team’s starting quarterback. Otherwise, Jackson may not have won the job.
In his second preseason start, Jackson completed 11 of 21 passes for 75 yards and a first-quarter interception, which was returned by Marcus Sherels for a 64-yard touchdown. The ball bounced off the hands of receiver Golden Tate, but the pass looked to be thrown behind Tate, forcing him to stop and reach back for it. (Tate still should have caught it.)
Charlie Whitehurst completed 14 of 19 passes for 97 yards and the only touchdown scored by the Seahawks in a 20-7 loss to the Vikings.
The gap in the performances likely wasn’t enough to cause the Seahawks to jerk Jackson around.