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

Seahawks Officially Sign Tarvaris Jackson

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.

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