Seahawks want to bring back backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson

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The early indications were that the Seahawks weren’t going to bring back backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

But after nearly a month of free agency has gone past, they’re still without one, and may like to bring the familiar face back.

“We really liked his contributions and he’s been a big factor for us and we would like to have him back if we could,’’ Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.

Jackson has backed up Russell Wilson the last three seasons, but last offseason, it took until June for him to get his annual one-year deal. There’s only one other non-Wilson quarterback on the roster, Phillip Sims, so they need to fill that line on the depth chart in eventually.

But as they’ve shown in the past, they’re also willing to wait to get the right deal.

12 responses to “Seahawks want to bring back backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson

  1. Seattle would like an upgrade yet need to save cap dollars for players that get on the field.

    Tarvaris was the best vikings starter in many years. Yet the vikes have been in a state of confusion at QB since Culpepper.

    Good to see Tarvaris have a World Championship ring he could never get with the vikings.

    Perhaps the Seahawks find the right QB on the board during the draft. No need to commit to a bench player too early and save those cap dollars.

  2. Is it that they don’t want to pay him 1.5MM (what he made in 2015), or does he want more?

    I’d take the 1.5MM and not have to do anything. Milk holding the clipboard for as long as you can.

  3. Tavaris Jackson is by far, hands-down, the best backup QB in the league.

    I’m really surprised that no team has picked him up as a starting QB. I’ve seen what he can do as a starting QB for Seattle during the regular season with a torn pectoral muscle. Not to mention that he’s loved in the locker room by his teammates and coaches.

    While I really hope that Seattle is able to retain him, I’m very surprised that he hasn’t been sought after by other teams.

    I really find it quite sad that he’s consistently looked over.

  4. Surprised no Qb needy team like the Browns or Jets would give him a shot for more than Seattle wants to pay. Jackson hasn’t been any worse than some of these guys that keep getting chances to start, like Hoyer or Fitzoatrick. He wasn’t great the one year he actually started in Seattle, but neither was the team around him.

  5. T-Jack was the first ever jersey I bought, when he became the starter for the Vikes. He showed a lot of promise, and had some brilliant games. But he had just as many bad games. He was never consistent for whatever reason. I always supposrted him when he started for us, but he just never really developed. He’s always seemed like a high-character guy though.

  6. Good for T-Jack — not his fault Klink drafted him a couple rounds early and threw him into the fire. He hitched his wagon to the right team, won a Super Bowl, and has fashioned a pretty decent career. I also bet he really enjoyed the view during the last few minutes of that NFC playoff game a couple years back when the Packers froze and forgot how to cover either Hawks receivers or kickoffs. Probably sent Blair Walsh a fruit basket this winter too.

  7. “But as they’ve shown in the past, they’re also willing to wait to get the right deal”

    Actually, they’re willing to wait to see if he signs with a team that will give him an opportunity to start. Because that’s what he is hoping for.

    If he doesn’t get picked up, they bring him back again because he’s their best option for a backup QB.

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