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Tarvaris Jackson expected to sign with Seahawks

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The Tarvaris Jackson-to-Seattle train started rolling the moment he was cut by the Bills, and has apparently already reached the station.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jackson is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Seahawks.

Jackson was once a captain for the Seahawks, but the leadership clearly belongs to quarterback Russell Wilson now. That was apparent when they sent him to the Bills, though there’s no Matt Flynn to stand in his way now.

If nothing else, he should be an upgrade over Brady Quinn as the Seahawks backup, though that’s hardly a line for anyone’s resume.

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  1. bucrightoff says: Jun 12, 2013 9:27 AM

    I guess the circle is complete?

  2. therealhardt says: Jun 12, 2013 9:28 AM

    Good move. Quinn is horrible, and it is only a matter of time before a 5’10 qb who likes to run gets hurt.

  3. abninf says: Jun 12, 2013 9:28 AM

    He’ll gain about 40 pounds of muscle before the regular season starts.

  4. 4949centennial says: Jun 12, 2013 9:29 AM

    Considering your other option is Quinn, it makes perfect sense for Seattle.

  5. shawon0meter says: Jun 12, 2013 9:33 AM

    Good for T-Jack. It’s not easy to find a roster spot in the NFL and his card work continues to pay off for him.

  6. randy2054 says: Jun 12, 2013 9:34 AM

    so if Jackson is signing was the Seahawks that means that either Brady Quinn or Jerrod Johnson is on life support when it comes to the future with the team. Hopefully the people run the Seahawks realize there is more of a future in keeping Jerrod Johnson over Brady Quinn.however of the lifelong Giants fan I sincerely hope that if Jerrod Johnson were to become available again that the management of the Giants would have the common sense to bring him and he can. I firmly believe that if Jerrod Johnson were given a chance to really show his wares in an open training camp that he would surpass David Carr by a long shot. However if Jerrod Johnson is not picked up by an NFL franchise I sincerely hope that the Montréal Alouette if they don’t sign him for the wrong roster will make his rights available to another CFL franchise as I firmly believe that he could be the reincarnation of Warren Moon is given a fair chance to develop his considerable football skills.

  7. shawon0meter says: Jun 12, 2013 9:36 AM

    *hard work damn it. I have no idea if he’s good at cards or not.

  8. elliottcovert says: Jun 12, 2013 9:37 AM

    Russell Wilson does a good job of playing is such a way that he doesn’t expose himself to potentially getting injured, so I doubt T-Jack will even sniff the field.

  9. dennisatunity says: Jun 12, 2013 9:38 AM

    Actually this should be an outstanding Quarterback Group: Wilson for his outstanding leadership skills, talent, and work ethic; Jackson as a backup whose style more closely matches Wilson and the Seahawks’ offense; and Quinn for his mind and game analysis. Excellent!

  10. ringwormsherm says: Jun 12, 2013 9:39 AM

    A back-up capable of winning you seven games,if needed? I’ll take that.

  11. addict2sport says: Jun 12, 2013 9:54 AM

    Brady Quinn, odd man out once again.

  12. packerhater says: Jun 12, 2013 10:02 AM

    Why not just call this team the MN Seahawks and be done with it already.

  13. 12thmanseattle says: Jun 12, 2013 10:02 AM

    This is what happens when you put your ass on the line for a team. He worked hard and was tough as nails for us 2 years ago and this is us showing it didn’t go un noticed

  14. norseyapper says: Jun 12, 2013 10:16 AM

    Gotta hand it to T Jack … 500 grand for his autograph in Buffalo and now you’d think he’s getting a couple million to warm the end of the bench. Nice work if you can get it.

  15. jaykray says: Jun 12, 2013 10:18 AM

    Wait, wasn’t it the Seahawks who said the Vikings were jerking him around?

  16. allen227 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:36 AM

    Seriously? I can’t believe teams are still interested in him.

  17. schmitty2 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:37 AM

    Normally wouldn’t get excited about bringing back a qb who is known to throw “jump passes” but considering the current back-up is Brady Quinn I’ll take that in a heartbeat.

  18. pkrjones says: Jun 12, 2013 10:38 AM

    This is a great move by Seattle, getting similar playing style QB to backup Wilson. Not to start a war, but I really thought Tebow would have been a good fit backing-up Russell, as well.

  19. eatitfanboy says: Jun 12, 2013 10:43 AM

    I love people state that all of these running QBs are going to get hurt like it’s automatic.

    If you actually do a little research, you can find plenty of data that shows that pocket QBs and scrambling QBs get hurt at almost the exact same rate. All of the evidence people point to is anecdotal- “Look at Mike Vick” “Look at RGIII”, but the fact is that those are only two examples of many, many, QBs who have been injured recently.

    Peyton Manning, Matt Schaub, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Cassel, Sam Bradford, Jake Locker, Jay Cutler, Byron Leftwich, and others are all pocket QBs who have missed time with injuries in the last 2 seasons.

  20. supesfan34 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:44 AM

    As a Seahawk fan, I have to admit that I’m a bit torn about this. I like T-Jack, but it’s obvious at this point that he will never be able to read a defense or be consistent with his accuracy. He did just ok on some very talented teams.

    Meanwhile Quinn played much worse, but on some seriously horrible teams. I’m thinking I’d rather have Quinn as a backup with the hope that he would improve with better players around him, than to go with what we know in T-Jack who will never be anything other than what he is at this point.

    Just my 2 cents….

  21. jimmyt says: Jun 12, 2013 10:47 AM

    Somebody drug test Pete Carroll.

  22. leggett17 says: Jun 12, 2013 10:50 AM

    34 games started – 38 tds – 35 picks – 24 fumbles. Special indeed.

  23. mnnightowl says: Jun 12, 2013 11:00 AM

    “He has not been in a good situation,” Carroll says of Jackson, a second-round draft choice of the Vikings in 2006. “He’s been jerked around. We wanted to put him in a stable situation.”

  24. MasMacho says: Jun 12, 2013 11:05 AM

    TJ is a meek, semi-capable quarterback. We watched this show already, won’t throw into tight windows, keels over at the sign of trouble, more concerned with not making mistakes than moving the football. This guy is no more a replica of Russell Wilson than BQ is.

    But I must say that given the choice of TJ or BQ, I’ll take TJ 10 times out of 10.

    We should sign Vince Young and Jamarcus Russel too. We can make everybody into the next Mike Williams.

  25. bugorfeature says: Jun 12, 2013 11:10 AM

    Jackson won seven games on a Seattle team that was a lot less talented than the current team. The strengths of the Seahawks are defense and the running game. If he needs to come in to replace Wilson for a few games his not being an elite passer won’t matter.

  26. tleach34 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:16 AM

    The final missing piece that all of you seahawk fans have been waiting for. Super bowl win should be a breeze now…. The worst thing that could happen to Seattle is if this guy ever see’s the field for more than a couple of plays.

    Jackson is a terrible QB. He cant read defenses, he has no leadership skills, he panics when being blitzed by more than 1 player, and his arm is below average at best. He was awful for us in MN, just awful.

  27. trollhammer20 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:20 AM

    In my mind, the most you can realistically hope for with a #2 QB is going .500 while the starter is out.

    Jackson was right about that level in his full year as a starter….and the team has improved since then.

    Perfectly comfortable with him as the #2 guy. Said this before we even signed Flynn last offseason. Much more comfortable with him than with Quinn.

    Yeah, he holds the ball too long, but there are worse things a QB can do….and he’s just the backup anyway. Good move for the ‘Hawks.

  28. tatatoothy says: Jun 12, 2013 11:24 AM

    As a Bills fan, this whole Travaris Jackson debacle has me more flabbergasted than Tiki Barber.

    What was the Bills’ intent with this deal? Send a 6th round pick and pay the guy a few million dollars to wear shorts at practice? I really think Jackson can play in this league, and I definitely thought he would have been an upgrade over Fitzpatrick last year.

    I just don’t get it.

  29. Corey Jeppesen says: Jun 12, 2013 11:24 AM

    Thanks for wasting a pick for us Chan Gailey. Ugh

  30. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Jun 12, 2013 11:36 AM

    Huh, according to rickspeilmanisamagician, TJack was headed to Green Bay. I guess he was wrong, just like he’s wrong about everything.

  31. joetoronto says: Jun 12, 2013 11:44 AM

    Only Seahawks fans would call signing Jackson a “good move”, 2 times too. :)

  32. Frazier28/7 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:49 AM

    Get Antoine a ring.

  33. taintedsaints2009 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:49 AM

    Just collecting Vikings over there. I think Jared Allen and Kevin Williams will be Seahawks next year too. Hawks need lineman and they both will be available.

  34. EJ says: Jun 12, 2013 11:55 AM

    Jackson was already showing that he couldn’t grasp Marrone’s fast pace Offense. Run a play, get to the line quickly, run another, staying away from taking time-outs, massive stamina. The Offense will be based on speed running, mind-blowing quick substitutions and a bunch of short to intermediate throws. It will be Chan Gailey’s Offense on massive stimulants. Kind of like the parents on Toddlers & Tiaras feeding their kids Coca-Cola and Pixy Sticks.

  35. thefox61 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:55 AM

    Great move by Seattle, we got a draft pick plus we get Tavaris back.
    He is an excellent back up.
    With the way he’s traversed the league the past several seasons I think he deserves a new nickname… YoYo Jax

  36. brendank11 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:59 AM

    Sign Tjack to a 2 year deal. Have him play 1 season. Trade him and his salary for a 7th round pick. Discover Russell Wilson. Bring Tjack back as the perfect back-up 1 year later for vet minimum. Nice

  37. jahmic says: Jun 12, 2013 12:21 PM

    He knows the playbook (no small factor for a backup). He can play the ‘mobile’ QB.

    If it happens, (and we wouldn’t like it) that RW goes down for a while, the coaches can ‘test it out’ whether to go with Quinn or TJack.

  38. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 12, 2013 12:30 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:Jun 12, 2013 11:36 AM

    Huh, according to rickspeilmanisamagician, TJack was headed to Green Bay. I guess he was wrong, just like he’s wrong about everything.
    ______

    I just said he should be headed to Green Bay. Hard to argue with that.

  39. jayhawk777 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:01 PM

    Even with TJack, Hawks would thrash 9ers 30-13. Hawks are still a smash mouth running team with beast and a young ballHawking D. Add new pass rushers and Harvin equals a 777 on auto-pilot that even TJack can fly.

  40. bnwpnw says: Jun 12, 2013 1:16 PM

    Wow. It’s all lining up for Seattle this year.

    Don’t worry Minny fans – you can point to the sky and pick out the Hawks’ return flight from NY in February and say, “There goes the Super B0wl trophy won by all those ex-Vikings. Wow, maybe the poison pill wasn’t such a good idea after all.”

  41. knowledge743 says: Jun 12, 2013 1:19 PM

    Jackson is just not a 16 game starting qb. Perfect backup. Release quin. Jackson is 5x the qb that quinn is.. I knew he was gonna be a bust

  42. bengalguy says: Jun 12, 2013 1:22 PM

    Great…..they’ll finally have a QB!!!!
    BAAHAAAAAAA!!!!!

    -WHO DEY & OUT!!!

  43. jprcox says: Jun 12, 2013 1:31 PM

    This was a good move – now the Wilson/Jackson transition would be seamless on the coordinator.

    Brady wasn’t a bad runner in college, but in pros he has not looked the same. Personally I feel 10x better about the backup now.

  44. pop562 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:01 PM

    Did someone say t jax would thrash the 49ers 30-13 lol…t jax got his pathetic self swept by the big bad 49ers. You better hope he doesn’t play a game at all against the 49ers.

  45. nard100 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:05 PM

    T-Jack, you are better off with a real organization anyway. Not the mercurial Bills who would probably trade you after your first incompletion.

  46. seaeagle707 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:09 PM

    Pete has been very enthusiastic in his praise of Johnson’s OTA’s performance. I would think that Quinn, might want to call his travel agent soon. It might be difficult for TJax to settle in, knowing that the lead spot is out of his reach, but at the least he would be no worse off than he was last year behind Wilson and Flynn.

    Welcome home, Tavaris.

  47. jayhawk777 says: Jun 12, 2013 2:56 PM

    Hey pops, the last time i checked football is a team sport. Tjack isnt playing Tennis. The Hawks have grown and improved tremendously since 2011, off the charts improvement that will alloe Tjack to put it in auto-pilot vs that overrated and aging defense. 30 pts avg in final 6 games. Even the Rams will be better than that aging team.

  48. duece5 says: Jun 12, 2013 3:14 PM

    elliottcovert says: Jun 12, 2013 9:37 AM

    Russell Wilson does a good job of playing is such a way that he doesn’t expose himself to potentially getting injured, so I doubt T-Jack will even sniff the field.

    duece5 says:

    You are sniffing glue if you think Wilson won’t expose himself to the injury bug……even the guys that don’t get hurt much–like Brady and Manning–BOTH spent an entire year injured!

    This is the NFL…..eventually, ALL players get injured.

    You just hexed him……sorry dude!!!!

  49. duece5 says: Jun 12, 2013 3:18 PM

    I’m glad the Vikes have Cassel…..definitely an upgrade over Mr. Jump Pass.

    My goodness, TJack is a good guy…..just not a very good QB decision maker…..we saw it for 3 years in Viking land…….yikes!!

    Good luck with that Seattle…..round 2!!

  50. toolkien says: Jun 12, 2013 4:34 PM

    A decade and a half ago, Seattle embarked on being “Packers West” and made a Super Bowl by 2005. We’ll see how far they get as “Vikings West” + Wilson.

  51. northstarnic says: Jun 12, 2013 4:49 PM

    Safe to assume he’s on the juice? How else does one get/keep a job in Seattle? It’s almost like a failed drug test is part of the uniform.

  52. ndrick731 says: Jun 12, 2013 11:57 PM

    Jackson is only slightly better than Johnny Unitas and he has been dead for over ten years.

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