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Tarvaris Jackson | Quarterback

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
College: Alabama State
Contract: view contract details

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Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (ankle) is expected to be back for the regular season opener.
"He’s making pretty good progress," coach Pete Carroll said. "We’re really shooting for the opener right now at this point with him and think he’ll make that." Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain in the preseason opener. Aug 25 - 12:16 PM

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Tarvaris Jackson has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

They're typically 4-6 week injuries. The Seahawks are left with only R.J. Archer behind Russell Wilson and will likely have to sign another arm to get through camp. Former backup QB B.J. Daniels has converted to wide receiver.
Aug 17 - 4:24 PM

Updating a previous item, Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson suffered a sprained ankle in the preseason opener.

Coach Pete Carroll confirmed the ankle was not broken, but conceded "it's going to be a little bit" before Jackson returns. Considering Jackson had to be carted off the field, a sprained ankle is a good result. R.J. Archer will fill in as Russell Wilson's backup while Jackson is down.
Aug 15 - 10:59 AM

Tarvaris Jackson was carted off the field with an ankle injury in Friday night's preseason opener.

Jackson got his leg rolled up at the end of a play. He did give a thumbs-up sign to the home crowd while on the cart, but could put very little weight on his ankle following the injury. T-Jack is Russell Wilson's top backup.
Aug 15 - 12:00 AM

Seahawks re-signed QB Tarvaris Jackson to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

The two sides had been playing hardball back and forth recently, but T-Jack will be back as the backup to Russell Wilson. He'll face no competition for the job.
Jun 9 - 4:14 PM

The Seahawks' offers to free agent Tarvaris Jackson have been too low for the quarterback's taste so far.

The Seahawks currently only have R.J. Archer behind Russell Wilson, so Jackson has some leverage here thanks to need. ESPN's John Clayton suggests Michael Vick could also be a target, but Vick and Jackson are represented by the same agent. That would complicate any kind of bidding war.
Jun 9 - 11:10 AM

The Seahawks remain interested in free agent Tarvaris Jackson.

With only R.J. Archer behind Russell Wilson, the Seahawks need to add a quarterback. Jackson has been Seattle’s backup the last two seasons and should eventually be re-signed.
Jun 6 - 9:04 PM

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

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

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