Latest On Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson

Russell Wilson is expected to suit up for the Seahawks on Sunday, but his recent ankle injury served to expose just how thin Seattle is at quarterback behind its starter. As such, the club has kept in “direct contact” with free agent signal-caller Tarvaris Jackson, a source tells Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, although no signing appears imminent.

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Jackson, 33, wasn’t charged following an alleged domestic dispute with his wife in June, but he might not be out of the woods in terms of NFL discipline. The league declined to broach the topic with Marvez, and wouldn’t comment as to whether Jackson might face a suspension. Meanwhile, a source tells the Sporting News scribe that Jackson has told the Seahawks he’s been cleared, but Seattle hasn’t corroborated that with the league.

The Seahawks are currently rolling with undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin as Wilson’s backup, so the club could obviously be in the market for a more experienced option. Jackson had been with Seattle for the past four of the past five seasons, but he hasn’t seen serious action since starting 14 games in 2011. Wilson hasn’t missed a single game during his career, so Jackson has only attempted 20 passes over the past three years.

Other quarterbacks available on the open market include Michael Vick, Charlie Whitehurst, T.J. Yates, Sean Renfree, Josh Freeman, and Matt Flynn.

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7 comments on “Latest On Seahawks, Tarvaris Jackson

  1. whereslou

    I doubt clipboard Jesus is s candidate he was a total failure when he was here. Flynn was not a fan of Pete and his coaching style. He also probably thought he had the starting spot sewn up and lost it to RW which he didn’t like. Hopefully they stay away from Vick he is washed up. Really doesn’t seem to be very many options out there. Hopefully Wilson will be OK the QB pool seems to be pretty thin right now.

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  2. khines939

    You people make me sick tell me another qb that’s on the market that’s better than Mike Vick

    • whereslou

      That is the problem Vick is washed up and there probably isn’t one better. Not sure why it makes you sick because someone feels that way though. I guess we can have an opinion as long add it matches yours.

  3. khines939

    Tim Tebow can’t find his way out of a wet paper bag

  4. targatime

    Isn’t Tebow working as the Mets AA mascot these days…….. selling paper bags of popcorn

  5. teddyt93

    Boykin is the only answer. You don’t have to change the offense. I believe in the young kid.

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