Aug 6, 2013; Renton, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tavaris Jackson (7) throws a pass at training camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Seattle Seahawks re-sign Tavaris Jackson


The Seattle Seahawks are one of a handful of teams in the NFL who don’t have to worry about their quarterback situation. With Russell Wilson leading the ship, any questions about the Seahawks quarterback situation are about the backup role, and all questions there appear to have been answered as well.

According to Tom Pelissero from USA Today, the Seahawks have re-signed Jackson to a one-year deal worth over $1 million.

This seems to be the role Jackson has carved out for himself, as he never caught on as a starter in Minnesota, Seattle or Buffalo but has been an adequate backup for Wilson. This may not end all debate about the Seahawks quarterback situation as there could be a discussion about Mark Sanchez if he’s ever cut but he Jets.

New York has yet to cut him, which means they may not end up doing so but if he’s cut loose then Seattle may be an option. Pete Carroll coached Sanchez at USC and could help him revive his career.

For now though, Jackson is the backup and is making some pretty sweet coin to get one of the best seats in the house for Seahawks games.

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  • JTGleason

    Rumors have the ‘Hawks looking over S.Carolina QB Conner Shaw as a late round draft pick come this May. Shaw has fast feet with an accurate arm, and picks up schemes quickly to which Carroll likes in fundamentals for coaching. Petey has as much interest in Sanchez, as he would in Leinart, meaning those ships have sailed, and are lost at sea.