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.