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Tarvaris Jackson willing to take pay-cut to facilitate trade

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It’s no secret that Tarvaris Jackson’s on the trading block, and the fact he didn’t play again last night only underscores the fact he’s on the way out.

The Seahawks have clearly chosen to move forward with Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson (though maybe not in that order), and Jackson’s unlikely to hang around as an expensive third.

It also appears he’s ready to bend, as Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com said Jackson’s willing to restructure his contract to take less than the $4 million he’s scheduled to make, if that’s what gets him on his way.

The Seahawks aren’t going to get much for him, knowing anything beyond a fifth-round pick which could possibly move to a fourth depending on performance would be about the max.

It could be far less, and they could end up releasing him.

There’s been speculation linking him to Arizona, but it’s hard to argue that he’s better than what they already have, just different.

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28 Responses to “Tarvaris Jackson willing to take pay-cut to facilitate trade”
  1. iluvbears says: Aug 19, 2012 9:36 AM

    Poor T-Jack. There has to be a home somewhere for him as a backup QB in the NFL. Maybe the Cardinals should trade for him as their QB situation looks pretty miserable.

  2. hworm08 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:39 AM

    Linking him to Arizona? Ryan Lindley is better then Tavaris…yea, AZ should bring in another backup QB…

    Instead of using speculation, just state that he will be released and a few teams might show interest.

  3. pftcensorssuck says: Aug 19, 2012 9:39 AM

    $4 million to be the third worst QB on this team? Jackson may suck as a quarterback, but he’s got a world-class agent!

  4. mrbigass says: Aug 19, 2012 9:44 AM

    Seriously, a number five pick for TJ? A dollar to a donut says he get’s released and career is over…..

  5. riverace19 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:45 AM

    Jackson may not be roster-able outside of Pete Carroll’s world… He’s lucky to have a job in the NFL period. Trade value? How about salary cap relief!

  6. stevemo says: Aug 19, 2012 9:51 AM

    It won’t be hard for Jackson to find a new job as a QB in the NFL.

  7. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Aug 19, 2012 9:52 AM

    All right, I’ll give you my fungo bat and my bowling ball for Tavaris and this offer is only good for one hour or until I regain my senses whichever comes firts.

  8. joetoronto says: Aug 19, 2012 9:55 AM

    Pete Carroll just misused him.

    Right, Pete?

  9. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Aug 19, 2012 9:59 AM

    “There’s been speculation linking him to Arizona, but it’s hard to argue that he’s better than what they already have, just different.”

    Kevin Kolb has a W-L record of 6-10, has 20 career TD’s to 22 career INTs, he has never broken 2000 passing yards in a season, and has a career 76.7 QB rating.

    T-Jack, on the other hand has a W-L record of 17-17 so he’s a .500 QB. He’s thrown for over 3000 yards (with a torn pectoral) Has thrown 38 TD passes compared to 35 picks.. so the INT/TD ratio is in his favor, and finally he has a slightly higher QB rating (77.7)

    So it may be hard to argue that T-Jack isn’t better than Kolb.. that is until you look at and understand the numbers.

  10. mattolikesthevikes says: Aug 19, 2012 10:09 AM

    This poor guys is gonna turn into the village bicycle. He’s just not clutch!!!

  11. floriosfuglykid says: Aug 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    Trade him to Philly for a #7 pick … then they can trade him to Arizona for a #1 pick.

  12. osiris33 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:36 AM

    I’ll chip in to get you out of town loser. He’d be a perfect fit for the Cardinals. He’d guarentee them Matt Barkely.

  13. universalchurchoftruth says: Aug 19, 2012 10:45 AM

    Good thing Pete is not jerking him around

  14. scoobaj says: Aug 19, 2012 10:54 AM

    Yesss! The trifecta is nearing completion. 1. Sign a good QB, check. 2. Draft a great QB, check. 3. Release incompetent QB…

  15. bigben1513 says: Aug 19, 2012 10:54 AM

    T-jack! I thought you said you felt welcome in Seattle?

  16. EJ says: Aug 19, 2012 11:04 AM

    Tavaris Jackson needs to work with one of the top Quarterback coaches in the league. Until he gets a little overhaul on his mechanics, he will stay as a back-up. Jackson can run the plays that he is asked to, he just needs the confidence installed back into himself. TJ is great on his feet, has a strong arm and is a smart kid. It is his first couple of years in the league that messed him up, he was never really trusted, which killed him.

  17. atthemurph says: Aug 19, 2012 11:07 AM

    Why aren’t the J-E-T-S linked to him? They seem to like “athletic” Qbs who are worth a sh!t.

  18. jeffesky says: Aug 19, 2012 11:40 AM

    Tjack is better than kolb and skelton. He was 7-7 last year with no OTA’s and his first year here. He had his been year ever as a pro and he’s a tough guy with a rocket arm. i wish him well , i hope he doesnt go to AZ though because fritz would light it up with him and they could be very dangerous in the division. hope he goes to the jags or fins wbere he could start.

  19. stevenfbrackett says: Aug 19, 2012 11:44 AM

    Green Bay should give him a tryout. He’s better than the backup they have now.

  20. purpleguy says: Aug 19, 2012 12:49 PM

    The only way Seahawks get a 4th or 5th rounder for T-Jack is if they traded him to themselves.

  21. ezwriter69 says: Aug 19, 2012 1:04 PM

    He is no starter, but he is not terrible..If the Bears had him last year, for example, instead of Caleb bleeping Hanie, they’d have made the playoffs. He’s a fairly competent professional. Someone will pick him up as a number two.

  22. pftstory says: Aug 19, 2012 1:51 PM

    If he ain’t better than what they have in AZ, why would ANYONE trade for him? Heck why would anyone sign him except as a desparation 3rd string run out the season QB?

  23. tabdanger says: Aug 19, 2012 1:59 PM

    If they gave Alex Smith all those years in SF until he turned it around then there should be a spot for Tarvaris Jackson somewhere. He has yet to get a fair shot in the NFL except for his rookie season. But he should look at the career path of Rich Gannon, Jim Plunkett or even more recently Kurt Warner & Ryan Fitzpatrick as guys who didn’t get a fair shot and were pretty much a journeymen until they found that one coach who believed. I’d say Tavaris is better than Mark Sanchez & Matt Cassell, Both Arizona Qb’s, and a better #2 option than over half of the back ups in the league.

  24. fumblenuts says: Aug 19, 2012 2:00 PM

    Backing up Rogers in Green Bay might be the best fit for him…..

  25. chazatlas says: Aug 19, 2012 2:37 PM

    Even with restructuring, Jackson as a backup somewhere will make more $$ sitting on a bench for 16 Sundays than most of us will see in a lifetime. Amazing. More power to him.

  26. zygizag says: Aug 19, 2012 11:42 PM

    After being cut I can see him going to Philli for a 3 string QB at a much lower salery

  27. thejuddstir says: Aug 20, 2012 12:06 AM

    I wonder if the media in Seattle have the courage to remind Pete Carroll said about TJoke when he signed and baptized him the starter all in the same day……after saying the “vikings were jerking Tavaris around and didn’t know how to use him”…….apparently Petey doesn’t either. Must be nice to throw Paul Allen’s money around like that.

  28. trevor123698 says: Aug 20, 2012 1:23 AM

    I see green and gold in his future

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