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Report: Seahawks send QB Tarvaris Jackson to Bills

Tarvaris Jackson AP

The Seahawks have pawned off a quarterback they didn’t need, and the Bills may be about to put two more into the pool.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Seattle has traded quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to Buffalo. No terms were mentioned, but Rapoport tweeted the deal would be done soon.

Jackson was cooked in Seattle weeks ago, when it became clear Russell Wilson was probably going to start over $19 million man Matt Flynn. Where this one gets interesting is how it impacts the Bills depth chart.

Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen were believed to be competing for one spot, with Brad Smith hanging around as the third to run Wildcat plays.

Now that they’ve added Jackson, Young and Thigpen could both end up on the street, unless the Bills decided to scrap their plans with Smith.

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14 Responses to “Report: Seahawks send QB Tarvaris Jackson to Bills”
  1. trbowman says: Aug 26, 2012 6:03 PM

    I’m trying to come to terms with the fact that the Bills gave up something, however small, in order to acquire Tarvaris Jackson.

    The Bills have two erratic passers as backups, and decide a third is a solution?

  2. shawon0meter says: Aug 26, 2012 6:06 PM

    T-Jack is a good back up. Decent pick up for Buffalo

  3. suhdidntstompanyone says: Aug 26, 2012 6:10 PM

    It’s funny it’s like Seattle didn’t realize that the Lions only had one starter on the field in what was already a very weak secondary when Flynn had that great game

  4. jeffesky says: Aug 26, 2012 6:11 PM

    Interesting move. with wilson i was hoping we would trade flynn. tjack will put pressure on fitz. he was 7-7 last year with no O line first half of the season and played very good the last half. Threw for over 3000 yards in 14 games. more tds than ints

  5. rj88888 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:15 PM

    It doesn’t look good for Buffalo. Trying to solve a quarterback issue with a trade at this point in the season.

  6. kylexitron says: Aug 26, 2012 6:19 PM

    yeah it’s a good move. I saw what vince young did here in seattle last season, and Tjack is an upgrade. I can’t say much about thigpen, i haven’t really seen him play.

    Tjack’s issue being a starter is not that he is erratic by any means. Quite the opposite he is indecisive. But that’s hardly a detrimental shortcoming as a backup QB, which is where I think he belongs in the NFL.

  7. southridge23 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:22 PM

    @trbowman

    The Bills have two erratic passers as backups, and decide a third is a solution?
    ———————-
    Actually, their starter is erratic at best…Brad Smith might be the most accurate qb on the roster.

  8. allen227 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:26 PM

    How many chances is this clown gonna get? He’s proven he’s not an NFL QB. I mean come on buffalo.

  9. 666foles says: Aug 26, 2012 6:31 PM

    Well u got jackson and young on the same team. Guess the bills have chosen to got with the smaller more athletic runner/quaterback. I figure they dump the fat and dumb runner/quaterback

  10. EJ says: Aug 26, 2012 6:35 PM

    Brad Smith will be moved to WR/ST, Vince Young will remain 2nd string and Jackson 3rd, leaving Thigpen to be cut. As long as Fitzpatrick stays healthy and is competing at a decent level there won’t be any QB controversies. Fitzpatrick is Gailey’s man, the Offense was built around him. That is why it will go (1)Fitzpatrick (2)Young (3)Jackson. Brad Smith opposite Stevie Johnson will solve the problem at receiver, he is also a special teams ace, which helps.

  11. truebuffalo says: Aug 26, 2012 6:45 PM

    rj88888 says: Aug 26, 2012 6:15 PM

    It doesn’t look good for Buffalo. Trying to solve a quarterback issue with a trade at this point in the season

    What? In the season? This is when most teams solve the backup QB spot…. Before the season… U say that as if its week 8 and were 3 and 5
    Moot point

  12. geraldthecat says: Aug 26, 2012 7:08 PM

    Young can’t even pull off backup anymore.

  13. revroy78 says: Aug 26, 2012 8:20 PM

    Can’t believe I’m going to say this as a Titans fan, but I hope Vince catches on somewhere and continues to collect a paycheck. I don’t think Goldman Sachs is beating down his door to develop complex trading strategies. Playing sandlot football is probably the best he could do. Best of luck Vince.

  14. westclaims says: Aug 27, 2012 10:56 AM

    Where’s the idiots that said the Cardinals would take Jackson?

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