Gabe Jackson: I want to be a part of an organization that wins like Seattle

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Gabe Jackson was the third selection of the Raiders’ 2014 draft class, following edge rusher Khalil Mack and quarterback Derek Carr.

For seven years, Jackson was a key piece of the Raiders’ offensive line. But in that time, the franchise had just one winning season. Even when the club went 12-4 in 2016, Carr’s injury prompted a quick exit from the playoffs.

But now Jackson is a Seahawk, sent to the Pacific Northwest via trade earlier this month. And he sounds ready to put all the losing behind him.

“[I’m excited about] the team, the players that I know are there, the coaching staff, the fan base, the 12s. I remember playing against them and how loud it gets there,” Jackson said, via John Boyle of the team website. “They win. I want to be a part of an organization that’s like that.”

From 2014-2020, the Raiders compiled a 47-65 record. In that same span, the Seahawks have gone 74-37-1 with six postseason appearances.

Las Vegas may be an emerging playoff contender, having finished 8-8 in 2020. But Seattle is already there — and has been for nearly a decade.

7 responses to “Gabe Jackson: I want to be a part of an organization that wins like Seattle

  1. There is winning.
    And then, there is winning the big show.

    Ariens is the new Belichick.
    Carroll is the old Bud Grant — prioritize defense, run before blocking, rely on a scrambling quarterback.

  2. Smart move Gabe,3 years of chuck and another 7 more on the books definitely would be a great career wasted,gave up on raiders after we got slapped all over the field in the SB by dungees team, I’m sure this clown show isn’t going to get any better,maybe when the raiders move up to the great white north I can find some pride in rooting for them again..now I root for that amazing Josh Allen from a franchise that has a clue on building a team..The Bills!!!

  3. Gabe, its never a good look to trash your former team. How many Super Bowls do the Hawks have? that 1 year dynasty was quite impressive.

  4. Great move as it not only locks in Lockett, it creates much needed 2021 Cap Relief. Doing the same or restructuring Wagner or Russell would be the other two immediate options also available for the team.

  5. I liked Gabe Jackson during the entire time he was a Raider. The Raiders were moving in the right direction when they drafted Gabe and if they had stuck with McKenzie and Del Rio rather than acting on the imbecilic owner’s impulse to throw 100 mil. guaranteed at a bad HC like Gruden then the Raiders would’ve been substantially more successful over the last 3 years than they have been.

    I wish Gabe Jackson success throughout the rest of his career.

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