Sometimes, I tend to over-think things. It’s a sad fact, but it’s true. The idea of Tarvaris Jackson coming in to be the backup QB just made too much sense. Clearly, we were all missing something.
Then it dawned on me. We were missing something. No matter how much sense it made in terms of roster organization, or x’s and o’s, we forget that these are people. People tend to remember the way they were treated. The whole idea led me to write this:
Yesterday, I suggested that the Seahawks should bring in QB Tarvaris Jackson to compete for the backup QB job. It’s a good idea, and it makes a lot of sense for both the Seahawks and Jackson. The problem is, it’s simply unlikely to happen.
“Why” you ask? We’ll it’s rather simple. The two parties didn’t exactly part ways in an amiable manner.
Jackson believes that he was never given the chance to compete for the starting job a year ago. That belief is supported by the fact that Jackson never got a chance to appear in a pre-season game until after it was leaked out that he was already on the trading block. It’s tough to argue with him there.
Of course, it didn’t help when he took some shots at Pete Carroll and the Seahawks a few weeks later. That couldn’t have sat well with anyone at the VMAC
Of course, knowing John Schneider, as soon as I publish this it’ll happen. He has a way of being awesome like that.
There were links to find and add, facts to check, edits to do, but that was going to be the basic idea of an article. Too bad it’s all wrong.
I mean, the details are correct. Jackson did feel slighted, and he did have some unpleasant things to say about the way the “competition” went down. The thing is, neither he nor the Seahawks seem to care.
ESPN (both Mike Sando and John Clayton) is reporting that Jackson is on his way to Seattle, and is expected to sign with the team.
It still might not happen. Jackson is likely going to attract some attention. He might get a better offer, or a chance to be a backup behind a QB who he expects will struggle, giving him a chance to play. We’ll see, but he is coming in for a visit, and that’s meaningful.
And what it means, is that I was over-thinking things again.