Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA 10 Months
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.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA 11 Months
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.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA 12 Months
Tarvaris Jackson is penciled in as the Bills' starting quarterback right now.
After releasing Ryan Fitzpatrick Tuesday, the Bills are left with Jackson and Aaron Corp at the quarterback position. Considering Jackson couldn't even rise above Tyler Thigpen on the depth chart last year, it's a major concern. Expect the Bills to add competition early in the draft and/or via free agency. As GM Buddy nix said in a secretly recorded phone call this week, "We gotta get one somehow. Bad time to need it."
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Feb 20 '13
Tarvaris Jackson's one-year deal with the Bills has a base value of $1.75 million with only $500,000 guaranteed.
It's a far cry from the originally-reported $4.5 million. T-Jack can make $4.5 million if he hits incentives based on playing time, but he could also be cut before the season and Buffalo would only be on the hook for the $500K. Jackson's base salary is $1.75 million. This is the contract of a backup quarterback.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Feb 19 '13
Tarvaris Jackson's one-year deal is worth a maximum of $1.75 million, and includes no guaranteed money.
Initial reports pegged the maximum value of Jackson's deal at $4.5 million. Jackson's base salary is just $1.25 million, while he'll earn a $450,000 roster bonus if he's on the roster for Week 1. He should collect a $500,000 workout bonus. Jackson's paltry deal casts doubt on whether the Bills are truly staging an "open competition" at quarterback like they proclaimed upon T-Jax's return.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Dec 30 '12
Bills declared QB Tarvaris Jackson, WR Kevin Elliott, S Da'Norris Searcy, OL Kyle Williams, DL Jay Ross, OL Chris Scott, and DE Mark Anderson inactive for Week 17 against the Jets.
Buffalo oddly gave up a draft pick for Jackson during the offseason and never even elevated him to No. 2 on the depth chart. He spent the entire season as the Bills' third-stringer behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tyler Thigpen. Jackson, who turns 30 in April, is now scheduled for unrestricted free agency.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Nov 30 '12
Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson believes he got a raw deal in Seattle this past offseason.
"When they already had Matt (Flynn) and they drafted Russell (Wilson), I figured I'd be the odd man out," said Jackson. "They were kind of screwing me around. They had their plan the whole time, either Russell or Matt. It was obvious when we got to camp, especially in preseason when I didn't play." A healthy scratch all season, Jackson is a free agent in 2013.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Oct 03 '12
Coach Chan Gailey expects Tarvaris Jackson to remain behind backup Tyler Thigpen all season.
The Bills are treating Jackson like a developmental prospect. "It would be very tough for Tarvaris to challenge for that spot this year because of limited reps (in practice)," said Gailey. It doesn't sound like T-Jack is making any progress in the playbook.
Tarvaris Jackson QB SEA Sep 23 '12
Bills declared QB Tarvaris Jackson inactive for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Browns.
Jackson is still swimming in Chan Gailey's playbook, meaning Tyler Thigpen will continue to serve as Ryan Fitzpatrick's backup. Outside of Fred Jackson (knee), the rest of the Bills are healthy. Their other inactives: DE Kyle Moore, LB Kirk Morrison, OT Sam Young, OL Colin Brown and WR Ruvell Martin. FS Jairus Byd (foot) is active, as expected.