It was a strange few years for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, but he finally found a home. And he won a Super Bowl.
Poised to become a free agent on March 11, Jackson currently is expected to sign a new contract to remain in Seattle. Per a league source, Jackson wants to remain the backup to Russell Wilson, and the team wants him to stay.
Jackson, a second-round pick in 2006, started for the Vikings before the arrival of Brett Favre. He signed with the Seahawks in 2011, where Jackson immediately was installed as the No. 1 quarterback.
The following year, Jackson was supplanted by Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson. Eventually, the Seahawks traded him to Buffalo. The following year, the Bills cut Jackson after signing Kevin Kolb and drafting EJ Manuel. Jackson later returned to Seattle.
He has appeared in only three regular-season games since starting 14 times for the 2011 Seahawks. And if Russell Wilson continues to stay healthy, Jackson won’t be playing much in 2014.
But Jackson’s at a point in his career where he can make very good money to be ready to play — and he may end up winning another Super Bowl ring. Or two.
He may even get to play again during mop-up time as the Seahawks thump the AFC champions.