Tarvaris Jackson Traded to Bills

Jan. 1, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback (7) Tarvaris Jackson drops back to pass against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Seahawks 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, QB Tarvaris Jackson has been traded to the Buffalo Bills. The return coming to the Seahawks has not been reported, but is believed to be draft picks.

The Seahawks were originally hoping to get a 5th round pick for Jackson per a report by CBS Sports, but I’d heard many people around the league doubt that the Seahawks would get that much compensation for Jackson.

Jackson started last season with the Seahawks and led them to 7-7 record in 14 starts, he also played through a major pec injury for most of the season, and was the incumbent starter and at the top of the depth chart at the position at the start of training camp. He was later passed on the depth chart, first by Matt Flynn, and later by Russell Wilson, making him expendable.

With this trade, one has to assume that the news on Matt Flynn’s injured elbow must be good. I have a tough time believing that the Seahawks would trade Jackson if there was legitimate concerns that Flynn’s injury is major.

Topics: Matt Flynn, Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson

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  • Hawk_Eye

    If John Schneider can pull a fifth round draft choice out of Buffalo for Tarvaris Jackson, then all us fans should get down on our knees and take a bow to the Seahawks master general manager.

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