Seahawks Officially Sign Tarvaris Jackson

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

About 10 months after trading him to Buffalo Bills, the Seattle Seahawks have signed QB Tarvaris Jackson to a one year deal. Jackson will compete with Jerod Johnson and Brady Quinn to be the backup to starter Russell Wilson.

In 2011, Jackson was a team captain. He had the respect of everyone in the locker room even before he played through a painful torn pectoral muscle. Jackson missed less than 2 games with an injury that would put many players on injured reserve.

Jackson also led the team to just 7 wins, even though the roster was almost identical to the one that managed 11 wins, and other in the playoffs, last season. Jackson failures were mostly in the 4th quarter, where he seemed to wilt under the pressure of the moment.

This is a move that is likely to be very polarizing. There is a minority segment of 12s out there that want absolutely nothing to do with Jackson. Other want nothing to do with Quinn, and will gladly welcome any alternative.

We need to keep in mind that Jackson is here to compete for the backup job. He is unlikely to play much at all. Try and remember that before you get into an internet argument with a fellow 12 over the merits of this roster move.

Topics: Seattle Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson

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  • Trakar

    Now this sounds more like the Seahawks I’m used to, just when things are going good, they find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!

    • skeletony

      Hopefully RW does not get injured. Failing that hopefully Jerrod Johnson wins the backup job. Failing all of that…we are screwed.

  • Wyatt Converse

    What a douche (vvvvvvv). There isn’t a very good way to point downward, is there? I’m talkin to you, Trakar. At least about you. Some folks are just negative people that want to whine about sh*t just to whine. Yo, 12thmanrising, I’m right there with you dude. I’ve already had the stupidest arguments with guys talking about how bad a move this is and I’m like, dude, he’s a backup! He was a mediocre starter that won half his games playing through an injury which just about makes him a terrific backup! Quinn, god help us all if Wilson goes down week 8 or 9 with us on top of the west, he just might, and probably will, drop us right out of the playoffs! F*ck that!! Whatever dude, I love what the Seahawks are these days, I just wish Carrolls Always Compete philosophy wouldn’t have guys trying so hard to outshine the rest that they make dummass decisions that has everyone calling us the Seadderall Seahawks. That’s kind of funny because it fits so well, but not funny because it’s my boys dang it. Hey, anyone else hate Harbaugh? I do! I do! Wring his neck!!!

    • Wyatt Converse

      or week 12, thats more what I was thinking. Haven’t finished my coffee yet. Quinn’ll drop us like we’re hot right out of the playoffs.

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