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Report: Tarvaris Jackson won’t re-sign with Seahawks before free agency

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks looks to make a pass against the Arizona Cardinals in the second half at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seahawks defeated the Cardinals 36-6. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Seahawks have had quarterback Tarvaris Jackson on their roster four of the last five seasons, but it looks like his return for another year as Russell Wilson’s backup will be up in the air for a while.

Jackson is set to become a free agent next month and Jessamyn McIntyre of ESPN 710 in Seattle reports that Jackson is not expected to re-sign with the team before the market opens. That’s not too big a surprise as Jackson didn’t wind up re-signing with Seattle for the 2015 season until June.

Per the report, Jackson took less money — $1.5 million — from the Seahawks than other teams were offering last year and expects interest in his services again this offseason.

Jackson’s experience in the scheme means he wouldn’t miss much if there’s another delayed return to the team. Any delay would also give the Seahawks the chance to explore other possibilities behind Wilson. Phillip Sims, who was signed to a future contract last month, is the only other quarterback on the roster and they could look for more options even if Jackson comes back again.

Jackson played in four games, completing 4-of-6 passes for 37 yards. He last started a game in 2011 when he made 14 starts for the Seahawks.

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34 Responses to “Report: Tarvaris Jackson won’t re-sign with Seahawks before free agency”
  1. typicalnipple says: Feb 14, 2016 12:46 PM

    He better sign soon. His role will be quickly filled. By maybe… Big John Football.

  2. bryantrulen says: Feb 14, 2016 1:03 PM

    bring back rj archer.

  3. stampnhawk says: Feb 14, 2016 1:12 PM

    Remember Viking fans, for all the bad mouthing of your former star players, who, rightly so, were looking for much greener pastures, he won a SB ring and played in that SB too.

    Same with Harvin.

  4. thebirdofprey says: Feb 14, 2016 1:21 PM

    Jackson has been a quality teammate in his time here and he respected by the players and fans.

    Watching him get a few chances in blow outs and pre-season I think Seattle needs to look for a younger back up with a higher ceiling. 3 of the 4 years he was here, he was paid more than Russell Wilson.

  5. whatjusthapped says: Feb 14, 2016 1:31 PM

    I sort of miss his jump passes he used to throw in his Viking days. It is a bit of the Amateur Hour when he starts a game but that’s all part of his appeal.

    Remember when Chilly traded up in the draft to snag Jackson and then in an effort to praise his young QB, told everyone that Jackson really knew how to call out the plays inside the huddle as if that was his most enduring attribute. But consider the source, Chilly couldn’t count up to 11 and thus cost his team a trip to the Superbowl. Good times.

  6. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Feb 14, 2016 1:45 PM

    THANK GOD. He’s the worst quarterback in the history of the Universe.

  7. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Feb 14, 2016 1:46 PM

    thebirdofprey says:

    Jackson has been a quality teammate in his time here and he respected by the players and fans.
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    Not by the fans who know anything about football.

  8. thefatlazygamer says: Feb 14, 2016 1:49 PM

    “Remember Viking fans, for all the bad mouthing of your former star players, who, rightly so, were looking for much greener pastures, he won a SB ring and played in that SB too.

    Same with Harvin.”

    Ponder will probably get one from the Broncos depending on the owner. He was only there 2 weeks but he was on the 53 man roster.

  9. jessethegreat says: Feb 14, 2016 2:29 PM

    Best QB drafted by Vikings in a LONG time.

  10. thegonz13 says: Feb 14, 2016 2:53 PM

    Oh, sorry. My bad, I didn’t know Tarvaris Jackson was still gainfully employed in the NFL.

  11. spinoza3 says: Feb 14, 2016 3:00 PM

    I was impressed with BJ Daniels as Wilson’s backup during last pre-season games. Seahawks should get him back, if possible. With all due respect to Jackson, I’ve never seen him complete a 3rd down or throw a touchdown, for the last five years at least…

  12. nflpoker says: Feb 14, 2016 3:09 PM

    TJack makes SB ring winner Trent Dilfer look like Superman, errr Cam Newton.

  13. rogerrodgers says: Feb 14, 2016 3:56 PM

    There goes the seahawks’ chance of making the superbowl. If jackson doesn’t sign, it’s over for them.

  14. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    Jackson should go to Minnesota he might be able to beat out “Baby hands” Bridgewafer

  15. chawk12thman says: Feb 14, 2016 4:34 PM

    If I had my way, the team would bring Hasselbeck in this season as the back up and let him retire as a Seahawk.

  16. ohand16 says: Feb 14, 2016 4:56 PM

    Should sign in buffalo . They do not have a backup QB on the roster

  17. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 14, 2016 5:02 PM

    golforepar says:
    Feb 14, 2016 4:03 PM

    Jackson should go to Minnesota he might be able to beat out “Baby hands” Bridgewafer
    ============================================================================
    Good thing Golf is your sport, you only have to count to 9 twice!

    Do you realize The Vikings took the North title from your Green Bay Slackers? Or have you had your head buried in the Sand-Trap?

  18. theofficialshotcaller says: Feb 14, 2016 5:11 PM

    Man how many years of Peterson’s career did they waste on bums like this guy and Teddy “Alex Smith with a tan” Bridgewater

    They had a washed up Favre for a season and were going to the Superbowl til he got a bounty on his head

  19. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 5:17 PM

    lamebeau, How was the parade for winning the division? Only Vikings fans would celebrate a division title. #wideleft

  20. absodefinitely says: Feb 14, 2016 5:46 PM

    golforepar says:
    Feb 14, 2016 5:17 PM

    lamebeau, How was the parade for winning the division? Only Vikings fans would celebrate a division title. #wideleft
    —————————————————————
    Forget hashtags, how about biggest playoff collapse in the history of any sport for the Packers. Followed up by an encore performance by their “defense” getting embarrassed out of the playoffs by one guy.

    1 Larry Fitzgerald > 11 Packers defenders.

  21. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 5:52 PM

    absoft, I have to give the Vikings credit for not wasting any money on a trophy cabinet in there new stadium! #skoal #oneanddone #wideleft

  22. absodefinitely says: Feb 14, 2016 6:12 PM

    Biggest.Collapse.Ever. Your team had the most embarrassing loss in playoff history. You can’t talk trash about anything. It’s over, you lose, good day sir….

    #11 > 11 Packers defenders

  23. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 6:35 PM

    My team 13 x Champs The Vikings No trophy cabinet #0for4

  24. dvdheg says: Feb 14, 2016 6:40 PM

    matt hasselbacks available.

  25. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 6:46 PM

    I can’t seem to find the link of the Vikings 27 yard fg at the end of the game vs the Seahawks. Youtube has priceless fan reactions.

  26. lambeaudungbarn says: Feb 14, 2016 7:40 PM

    golforepar says:
    Feb 14, 2016 5:17 PM

    lamebeau, How was the parade for winning the division? Only Vikings fans would celebrate a division title. #wideleft
    ============================================================================
    I enjoyed it, too bad your team wont see another one for 10 years!

  27. purpleguy says: Feb 14, 2016 8:07 PM

    TJack has put together quite a lucrative career since Klink reached for him in the draft many moons ago (which was Klink’s fault not TJack’s). He’s not going to start anywhere else, and the Hawks are gonna be good for a while, so he’d be nuts to test FA.

  28. ejmat2 says: Feb 14, 2016 9:09 PM

    golforepar says:
    Feb 14, 2016 5:17 PM

    lamebeau, How was the parade for winning the division? Only Vikings fans would celebrate a division title. #wideleft
    —————————————–
    Not celebrating a division win. Just putting you in your place for putting down a QB that was part of that win against your team to win the division. He didn’t even have a good game yet they were good enough to beat your team.

  29. golforepar says: Feb 14, 2016 10:03 PM

    ejm, You are so typical of Vikings fans. The goal of beating the Packers is the goal a team has when its not used to winning. Putting me in my place? lmao!! Maybe next time have Little Teddy try the 27 yarder!

  30. seahawks80 says: Feb 15, 2016 1:46 AM

    Ha…this might be the most comments for any T-Jack article EVER!!

  31. viking1961 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:21 AM

    worst in history? NO … that’s Tony Romo ….!

  32. viking1961 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:24 AM

    Send him to green bay ….. they need a starting QB ….!!!!

  33. viking1961 says: Feb 15, 2016 7:28 AM

    Another 20 years of losing, for the green / yellow …… coming to a small market team near you ….!!!!

  34. tdseahawks says: Feb 15, 2016 12:52 PM

    Hasselback…Hasselback…Bring Back, Hasselback. This could be the last chance to get him in here and let him retire as a Seahawk.

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