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Tarvaris Jackson | Quarterback

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Alabama State
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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

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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

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.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 11:19:00 AM

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34Brett Smith
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36Jordan Rodgers
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
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33Josh Vaughan
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42David Fluellen
43Roy Finch
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46Jordan Roberts
47Orwin Smith
48Kapri Bibbs
49Cierre Wood
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51Deonte Williams
52Bradley Randle
53Quentin Hines
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6Ryan Torain
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3Jordan Todman
4Steven Jackson
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30James Baker
31Karl Williams
32Jourdan Brooks
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Ryan D'Imperio
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28Naaman Roosevelt
29Matt Willis
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31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
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38Kamar Jorden
39Nicholas Johnson
40Sederrick Cunningham
41Zach Rogers
42Jordan White
43Chris Summers
44Dan Buckner
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46Erik Highsmith
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48Sam McGuffie
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
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58Jeremy Ebert
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63Jon Baldwin
64Chastin West
65Terrell Sinkfield
66Jheranie Boyd
67Eric Rogers
68Rashaad Carter
69Demetrius Fields
70Scott Pillar
71Chip Reeves
72Mike Davis
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75Wilson Van Hooser
76C.J. Goodwin
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55Andre Hardy
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