Welcome back TJack!
I couldn’t be happier that Tarvaris Jackson and the Seahawks have come to terms on a one year contract.
Even more, I’m pleased that he’ll be competing with Brady Quinn to be the backup QB behind Russell Wilson because, for TJack, last season with the Buffalo Bills was basically an exercise in futility.
Traded to the Buffalo Bills in preseason for a late round draft pick, Tarvaris was not activated for a single game. It defies logic that the Bills traded for him (even though it wasn’t an early draft pick) and then didn’t have him active and dressed for a single game last season. Perhaps they underestimated some of his better qualities, such as his toughness given his determination to play though a devastating injury in the Seahawks 2011 season.
Carroll’s assessment of TJack’s return is spot on. “We’re seizing the opportunity that one of our guys is out there, and we can bring him back in, and he’ll be able to help us. T-Jack has a strong arm, he understands the system and he’s tough as nails. That’s a lot of good stuff.”
One additional aspect that should be addressed is that during his time here, Jackson had the respect of the locker room. Several current players have already tweeted their support of TJack returning to the team.
Additionally, with Quinn’s starting record of 4-16, there would appear to be a lot of upside in bringing some competition to the backup QB spot.
So, welcome back TJack! We’re glad you’re here!