Tarvaris Jackson hasn’t exactly had the smoothest NFL career so far. Entering his eighth year in the league, Jackson is expected to battle with Brady Quinn to be Russell Wilson’s backup on the Seattle Seahawks.
Jackson spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills but didn’t play a single down.
Jackson was upfront when discussing his struggles and the frustrations intrinsic to the business side of the NFL:
I found out the hard way, it’s a business. It had always been football first for me, but now it’s kind of shown me the business part of the NFL. That’s what I signed up for, so I can’t really complain. I just have to do my job, collect my check and keep this going the best I can. (USA Today)
Jackson also spoke about the situation in Buffalo and his opportunity in Seattle:
It was a business decision, but I felt like I was the best quarterback on the roster. That lets you know it’s all about business, about money. It really was a blessing in disguise. The situation at Buffalo was a rough situation and I appreciate the opportunity, but going back to Seattle was a better situation even though I’m not the starter. I’ve got a chance to get back with some familiar faces, back at a place I’m familiar with.
In 2011, Jackson led the Seahawks to a 7-9 records while throwing for 3,091 yards and 14 touchdowns.
[Source: USA Today]