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Tarvaris Jackson | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Alabama State
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Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team is still working on re-signing free agent Tarvaris Jackson.
Russell Wilson's backup each of the past two seasons, Jackson visited the Dolphins before they re-signed Matt Moore. It would be surprising if he didn't end up back in Seattle. Apr 2 - 6:26 PM

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Coach Pete Carroll expects Seattle to re-sign free agent Tarvaris Jackson.

"I think we'll still get that done," Carroll said. Jackson was passed up by the Dolphins and Minnesota, leaving a return to Seattle his most likely landing spot. Jackson should back up Russell Wilson for a third straight season.
Mar 25 - 5:37 PM

Free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson will visit the Dolphins on Thursday.

It's a sign the Dolphins could be ready to move on from Matt Moore, who is seeking $4 million annually. Jackson only threw one pass in Seattle last season while backing up Russell Wilson. Jackson drew interest from the Vikings and Eagles earlier this offseason, but those teams seem to be off the table.
Mar 19 - 11:37 AM

Coach Pete Carroll said the Seahawks are in talks with free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson.

Jackson has spent the last two years backing up Russell Wilson. With the Eagles re-signing Mark Sanchez and Shaun Hill landing in Minnesota, 32-year-old Jackson could end up in Seattle for a third season.
Mar 13 - 7:23 PM

CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher reports the Eagles have discussed bringing in free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson.

A gifted athlete, Jackson would seem to be a better fit for Chip Kelly's offense than last season's backup Mark Sanchez. The Eagles are also reportedly interested in bringing back Sanchez, however, and Jackson has expressed interest in returning to Minnesota. The Eagles quarterback situation is as muddled as they come entering free agency.
Source: CSN Philly
Mar 7 - 11:25 AM

Free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson is open to signing with the Vikings.

Jackson wants to back up Teddy Bridgewater after spending the last two seasons behind Russell Wilson. With Matt Cassel getting traded to Buffalo and Christian Ponder a free agent, the Vikings are in the market for a No. 2 quarterback. Jackson, 32 next month, spent the first five years of his career in Minnesota.
Mar 6 - 4:51 PM

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.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 01:22:00 AM

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.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:10:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 17, 2013 09:47:00 AM

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

T-Jack was released by the Bills just three days ago, so it didn't take long for him to land back on his feet. Jackson didn't take a single snap with the Bills last season, but he started 14 games for the Seahawks in 2011. He'll compete with Brady Quinn for No. 2 duties, but we'd consider Jackson the favorite. He gives Seattle a backup with a similar skill set to starter Russell Wilson.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 07:32:00 PM

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

Jackson lands on his feet just two days after getting released by the Bills. He's an ideal fit in Seattle, where he served as the team captain in 2011 and posted a 7-7 record as a starter. Jackson will quickly slide back into the Darrell Bevell system he's spent six years in and will almost certainly beat out Brady Quinn for backup duties. In 34 career starts, T-Jack has gone 17-17 while averaging 176.6 yards per game with 32 touchdowns against 30 interceptions. A strong athlete, he's capable of replicating some of the read option starter Russell Wilson runs.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 09:15:00 AM

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 08:24:00 PM

ESPN's John Clayton believes "it's possible" the Seahawks sign free agent Tarvaris Jackson.

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.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 01:15:00 PM

Bills released QB Tarvaris Jackson.

The Bills start minicamp Tuesday, so they obviously want Kevin Kolb and rookie E.J. Manuel taking all the reps. Jackson took the first snap from center at OTAs, but was never a realistic option to start. Jackson was re-signed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract in February, but only $500,000 of it was guaranteed. He becomes the best quarterback on the free-agent market. A Seattle reunion would make a ton of sense if "T-Jack" is willing to back up Russell Wilson.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 07:05:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 14, 2013 11:30:00 AM

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8Kevin Kolb
9Caleb Hanie
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
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2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Evan Royster
20Alex Green
21Brandon Saine
22Lance Ball
23Isaac Redman
24Ray Rice
25Mikel Leshoure
26Michael Bush
27D.J. Harper
28Tim Cornett
29Stephen Houston
30Derrick Strozier
31David Fluellen
32Roy Finch
33Tim Flanders
34Jordan Lynch
35Jordan Roberts
36Orwin Smith
37Kapri Bibbs
38Delone Carter
39Javarris James
40Josh Vaughan
41Darren Evans
42Armond Smith
43Anthony Allen
44Damien Berry
45Richard Murphy
46William Powell
47Cierre Wood
48Stefphon Jefferson
49Deonte Williams
50Bradley Randle
51Quentin Hines
52De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Derek Moye
31Kamar Jorden
32Nicholas Johnson
33Johnathan Haggerty
34Chad Bumphis
35Sederrick Cunningham
36Zach Rogers
37Jordan White
38Chris Summers
39Dan Buckner
40Roy Roundtree
41Robby Toma
42Carlin Isles
43Emmanuel Arceneaux
44Erik Highsmith
45Tyrone Goard
46Sam McGuffie
47Mark Harrison
48Cole McKenzie
49Jamal Miles
50Rashad Evans
51T.J. Moe
52Jasper Collins
53Terrell Sinkfield
54Jheranie Boyd
55Eric Rogers
56Rashaad Carter
57Demetrius Fields
58Scott Pillar
59Chip Reeves
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Quintin Payton
63Wilson Van Hooser
64C.J. Goodwin
65Jon Baldwin
66Jeremy Ebert
67LaQuan Williams
68Diondre Borel
69Bert Reed
70Brandon Carswell
71Joseph Anderson
72Julius Pruitt
73Mardy Gilyard
74Chastin West
WR21Kerry Meier
2David Nelson
3Greg Little
4Kris Durham
5Braylon Edwards
6Davone Bess
7Anthony Armstrong
8A.J. Jenkins
9Eric Page
10Chris Givens
11Darius Hanks
12Aaron Mellette
13Robert Gill
14Mohamed Massaquoi
15Earl Bennett
16Jordan Shipley
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Kealoha Pilares
20Brandon Banks
21Drew Davis
22Raymond Radway
23Donald Jones
24Donte' Stallworth
25Michael Jenkins
26Duke Calhoun
27Tim Toone
28Isaiah Williams
29David Ball
30Devin Aromashodu
31David Reed
32Jarett Dillard
33Dezmon Briscoe
34Martel Moore
35Lanear Sampson
36Alec Lemon
37Lamaar Thomas
38Dominique Croom
39David Douglas
40Dale Moss
41Brandon Collins
42Tray Session
43Jeff Fuller
44Nicholas Edwards
45Charles Hawkins
46Alex Gillett
47Eric Thomas
48Lacoltan Bester
49Greg Hardin
50Kerry Taylor
51Micah Hatfield
52Jordan Harris
53Jaz Reynolds
54Austin Franklin
55Alex Neutz
56Geraldo Boldewijn
57Kelsey Pope
58Anthony McClung
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Joe Adams
62Marvin McNutt
63Kevin Elliott
64Jared Green
65Mike Willie
66Michael Calvin
67Taveon Rogers
68Andrew DePaola
69James Shaw
70Devin Goda
71Jason Thompson
72Omarius Hines
73Gerrard Sheppard
74Andy Cruse
75Anthony Amos
76R.J. Webb
77Andrew Helmick
78Jerry Johnson
79Rodrick Rumble
80Brandon Kaufman
81Darius Reynaud
82Deon Butler
83Early Doucet
84Tori Gurley
85Ronald Johnson
86Terrence Austin
87Roberto Wallace
88Bobby Sewall
89Patrick Crayton
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3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Kris Durham
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3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
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8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Steve Watson
15Andrew Szczerba
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
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19Ben Hartsock
20Visanthe Shiancoe
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Cameron Graham
50Michael Higgins
51Alex Silvestro
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jason Schepler
57Chase Clement
58A.C. Leonard
59Morrell Presley
60Brian Wozniak
61David Wright
62Tim Biere
63Travis Beckum
64Richard Quinn
65Jake O'Connell
66Isaiah Stanback
67Evan Moore
68Jamie McCoy
69Nathan Overbay
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2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
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