Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA 5 Months

Seahawks re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson.

T-Jax returns as Russell Wilson's backup. Going on 31, Jackson has attempted only 13 passes since the end of the 2011 season, but has plenty of experience in Pete Carroll's offense. A new deal made sense for both sides.

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Profootballtalk reports the Seahawks and free agent Tarvaris Jackson have mutual interest in a new contract.

T-Jax attempted only 13 passes in 2013, but has found a niche as Russell Wilson's backup. Jackson has dialed up over 1,000 career passes, and is still only 31 (in April). A new deal makes sense for both sides.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Jun 17 '13

The Seattle Times considers Tarvaris Jackson the favorite to back up Russell Wilson over Brady Quinn.

As do we. Quinn's draft pedigree is the only reason he's still in the league, while Jackson started 14 games for Seattle and coach Pete Carroll in 2011. Even for a reserve, Quinn is overmatched as an NFL quarterback. T-Jax's skill-set is much more closely aligned with Wilson's.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Jun 13 '13

Seahawks signed QB Tarvaris Jackson, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year contract.

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The Seahawks are expected to sign free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson to a one-year contract.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Jun 11 '13

Citing two sources, ESPN's John Clayton reports free agent Tarvaris Jackson will head to Seattle "in the next day or two" to "possibly" sign a contract with the Seahawks.

Clayton writes that "it's not known" how a Jackson signing would affect current Russell Wilson backup Brady Quinn, but we have a pretty good feeling T-Jack would beat out Quinn for the No. 2 job. Jackson was the Seahawks' starter in 2011 and earned the respect of teammates for playing hurt. He'd be an excellent addition as a backup and is very familiar with OC Darrell Bevell.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Jun 11 '13

ESPN's John Clayton reports "it's possible" the Seahawks sign free agent Tarvaris Jackson to back up Russell Wilson.

Clayton might just be guessing - he often does - but is based in Seattle, and it makes sense on paper. Jackson was the Seahawks' primary starter in 2011, and he'd be an upgrade on current backup Brady Quinn. Quinn lacks the talent for any system, but particularly Seattle's burgeoning read-option behemoth.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Jun 10 '13

Bills released QB Tarvaris Jackson.

The Bills start minicamp tomorrow, so they obviously want Kevin Kolb and rookie E.J. Manuel taking all of the reps. Jackson took the first snap from under center at OTAs, but he was never a realistic option to start. Jackson was re-signed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract in February, but none of that money was guaranteed. He becomes the best quarterback on the free-agent market.

Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA May 14 '13

Tarvaris Jackson got the first snaps as the Bills opened OTAs Monday.

Kevin Kolb was the second man through the rotation and first-round rookie E.J. Manuel was third. It's clearly not worth reading into. Jackson is the "incumbent" as he was in Buffalo last year and Kolb is the veteran. Before long, this will be a two-man duel, with Jackson serving as an innocent bystander. The Bills are undoubtedly hoping the raw Manuel steps up and seizes the job.

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The Buffalo News says it won't be easy for Tarvaris Jackson to rise above the No. 3 quarterback this season.

When Jackson signed a one-year deal with the Bills in February, he was convinced that he'd get a legit chance to compete for the starting gig. But now that Kevin Kolb is in town and the Bills plan to spend an early draft pick on a quarterback, he's on his way to being buried once again. T-Jack hasn't started a game since going 7-7 with the Seahawks in 2011.