It’s a quarterback free-for-all right now. Tim Tebow to the Patriots, Mike Kafka to the Jaguars and now reports are surfacing that the Seattle Seahawks could be interested in claiming Tavaris Jackson after hitting the waivers Monday.
Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, placed on waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, is heading to Seattle in the next day or two to possibly sign a contract with the team, two sources said.
… If the Seahawks sign Jackson, it is not known what they would do with Brady Quinn, who was signed to be the backup this offseason.
So, just a short sequence of events:
1. Jackson is named the starting quarterback for the Seahawks in 2011. He plays in 15 games, throws 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, finished season with QBR of 37.7. Yikes.
2. Russell Wilson comes to town in 2012. Seahawks ship Jackson to Bills for conditional seventh-round pick.
3. Russell Wilson is awesome. Future superstar. But even superstars need viable backups. Seahawks sign Brady Quinn in May of 2013.
4. Two months later, Jackson is waived by Bills only to find himself on his way back to Seattle for a potential reunion.
5. Finding a solid backup QB must be a hell of a lot harder than I initially thought.