In what is the biggest no-brainer move of the offseason, the Seattle Seahawks have re-signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson has been Russell Wilson’s backup the past two seasons, and was the team’s starter back in 2011.
This was originally reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports. There is an agreement, but Jackson has not yet taken his physical or signed his contract.
The Seahawks are currently without a backup quarterback. B.J. Daniels has officially been moved to wide receiver, and R.J. Archer is nothing more than a camp body. There was no way the Seahawks were going to go into training camp without adding another passer to the mix.
Jackson had been reluctant to re-sign with Seattle. The Seahawks have Russell Wilson entrenched as the starter, and Jackson was looking for a situation where he might have a better chance to see the field.
Jackson’s other options had completely dried up though. All of the other teams that were looking for quarterback depth have already added other quarterbacks. It had become simply whether or not Jackson and the Seahawks could agree on a price.
That is now apparently done, and Jackson will be back on Seattle’s sideline for another season.
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