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

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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.

34 responses to “Report: Tarvaris Jackson won’t re-sign with Seahawks before free agency

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. “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.

  6. 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…

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

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

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

  9. 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

  10. 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
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    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.

  11. 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

  12. 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
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    I enjoyed it, too bad your team wont see another one for 10 years!

  13. 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.

  14. 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
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    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.

  15. 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!

  16. 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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