Tarvaris Jackson’s status is still day-to-day


The Seahawks are off this weekend, which is good news for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and his injured pectoral muscle.

Whether he’ll play next Sunday, when Seattle travels to Cleveland, still isn’t known.

Per a source with knowledge of situation, the team continues to monitor the injury on a daily basis, with no decisions made yet as to whether he’ll miss any playing time.  As Week Seven approaches, the Seahawks will know more about whether Jackson can practice and, ultimately, play.

If Jackson can’t play, the Seahawks will turn to Charlie Whitehurst.  But the Seahawks remain firmly behind Jackson as their starter, even though some would argue that Whitehurst is as good, if not better.

9 responses to “Tarvaris Jackson’s status is still day-to-day

  1. It would be nice if he comes back, but Whitehurst is a comparable replacement. Both of these guys are keeping the seat warm until the Seahawks address their long term quarterback solution next year. And it won’t be by competing for Luck.

  2. jpres2001ss says:
    Oct 16, 2011 9:11 AM
    Should have kept Hasselbeck.
    Hass has taken seven sacks behind a strong Titans offensive line. He’s on pace to take 30 throughout the year.

    The more mobile Jackson has taken 18 behind Seattle’s youthful offensive line. He’s on pace to take around 60 throughout the year (it’s getting better…after two games, he was on pace to take 80).

    In four of his last five seasons in Seattle, Hass missed at least two full games with injury, largely because the team had offensive line issues. While those issues have been dealt with by bringing in a bunch of younger players, they still must learn to work together more, especially when it comes to pass protection.

    It’s highly doubtful he’d have survived the season…not to mention, when he’s under pressure, he’s not particularly effective. Playing behind subpar offensive lines from 2008-2010, he had 34 TD passes, 44 Interceptions, and his highest QB rating was 75.

    If you’re going to rebuild a team and go with a youth movement, a 36 year old QB isn’t a good place to start.

  3. Another sissy player the Vikings let go. They might be rebuilding, but at least their rebuilding with a little toughness and fight in them. Sidney Rice and Tavaris Jackson would miss 3 weeks with broken fingernails.

  4. why should they care when he comes back he had lots of hype how he was preesured in minnesota he had so much hype when signing with seattle he is crab coming from a vikings fan he look awesome in preseason then he sucks in regular season they should have kept hasselback at least he knows the playbook

  5. I only hope they don’t try to rush Jackson back out on the field. I may not think he is the future of the franchise, but I don’t wish unnecessary injury on anyone. Charlie is a capable backup and he’s been hitting the books to prepare. It’s better to let Jackson take his time and heal up before he takes another snap.

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