Tarvaris Jackson heads back to Seattle

Reuters

Tarvaris Jackson is ready for another year as Russell Wilson’s backup.

Jackson, who has backed up Wilson the last two years, is re-signing with the team, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports.

The Seahawks were down to just two quarterbacks on the roster, Wilson and R.J. Archer, after moving B.J. Daniels from quarterback to receiver.

Jackson was the Seahawks’ starter in 2011 before spending a year in Buffalo in 2012. He returned in 2013 and has played only in garbage time while backing up Wilson, but the Seahawks’ coaches have indicated that they like the way Jackson works. And now he’s back to work in Seattle for another season.

52 responses to “Tarvaris Jackson heads back to Seattle

  1. He is an excellent resource in the QB room (according to Russell Wilson). And he is excellent in garbage time. I know that isn’t saying much, but I’ve seen plenty of relief QBs come in and almost give the game away. Jackson comes in and hits every throw he is asked to (which is surprisingly a lot considering the quality of the run game).

    If he were asked to be the QB for a whole regular season, I’d be worried. But, hey, anything is better than having Clipboard Jesus (Charlie Whitehurst) as the starter.

  2. TJ seems like a nice guy, handled the situation well when Favre came to Minn to take his starting job. Iwish him all the best and continues employment in the NFL.

  3. Minnesota actually traded up into the 2nd round to get T-Jack, a QB that most draft pundits had slated for the 5th or 6th round starting a Viking tradition of both trading up to draft a qB (Bustwater) and taking a qB way too early (see Christian Ponder)

    I actually felt bad for the kid after Brad Childress publicly humiliated him by driving to the airport wearing his custom made knee pads to pick up BrINT Favre. As it turns out, Favre was just as skilled at losing playoff games as T-Jack except at 10 times the price.

    I especially miss his jump passes, its seems a lost art in today’s NFL.

  4. That’s what every Viking starter does after a couple years of being hailed as the purple jesus by clueless fans.

  5. TJack is a great back up. He should have never been a starter in MN, but he is a decent back up. I remember the one game he played against Arizona and he was on FIRE and all the Vikings fans were like it was the second coming of Matt Flynn. I knew it was a fluke.

    On the other side, is there a better gig anywhere in the world than back up QB for an NFL team? Great pay, sports groupie chicks, and no one clobbering you on Sunday?

  6. Vikings fans chiming in? T jack has more rings then every Minnesota player on your roster

  7. seatownballers says:
    Jun 9, 2015 5:19 PM
    Vikings fans chiming in? T jack has more rings then every Minnesota player on your roster

    ————————————————————

    Not so fast, Mike Wallace has a ring.

    Vikes also have a Super Bowl choke job,
    how many choke jobs do you guys have?

  8. Horrific, HORIFFIC QB. Please remember that the guy who thinks it’s a good idea to have this bum on our team is the same guy who thought it was a good idea to throw a bizarre slant pass to the gunner on our special teams from the 1-yard line in the Super Bowl.

    This stiff should have been gone 3 years ago. In fact, he should never have been signed.

  9. pfffffffffffft says:Jun 9, 2015 5:35 PM

    seatownballers says:
    Jun 9, 2015 5:19 PM
    Vikings fans chiming in? T jack has more rings then every Minnesota player on your roster

    ————————————————————

    Not so fast, Mike Wallace has a ring.

    Vikes also have a Super Bowl choke job,
    how many choke jobs do you guys have?
    ————————————————

    Didn’t the Steelers win the super bowl then a few months later draft Mike Wallace…so no ring.

  10. Wow it’s so weird to think about the guy BEFORE Ponder. He had some great games. But unfortunately, Ponder and TJack both have always had the same consistency issues.

  11. I think most Vikings fans, including those above, wish T-Jack well. He’s a good guy and a decent back-up. While he was never going to be a serviceable starter, he did get a raw deal by not only being drafted too high by Klink but being subject to his offensive coordination.

  12. atta boy t-jack!

    childress tied himself to t-jack.
    frazier tied himself to ponder
    zimmer tied himself to bridgewater

    comparing either of the 3 is pointless as they are all different coaching schemes on offense.

    also, ponder and t-jack got the benefit of defenses focused on adrian peterson, bridgewater has yet to play with him in the regular seasons.

    get back to us in 2-3 years on bridgewater… and zimmer.

  13. Wonder what excuse Seahawks fans will come up with this year when they don’t return to the Super Bowl or more then probable won’t even make the playoffs. Tom Brady greater then Wilson. Jamie Collins greater then bobby Wagner. Bill belichick proved he’s the best coach this era.

  14. You realize that TJax didn’t even take a snap for the mighty Bills organization. I don’t even recall him suiting up that season. Must be the coaching out there in Seattle, or the weather, or maybe those Seahawk uniforms, that keeps him coming back to fondle the clipboard season after season.

  15. Seattle really does not need a backup qb. Russell Wilson has been extremely durable. If Wilson is hurt, then the Sea Squawks will go down the tube anyway. T. Jackson tries to go somewhere else but he is so pathetic as a player that nobody else wants him.

  16. He was testing the market first to see if he could get Kyle Orton money. Unfortunately for him, everybody learned from that burglary and stood pat.

  17. I looked up Jamie Collins…turns out it’s a fruity little drink they server in New England.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.