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7 Tarvaris Jackson QB
Height/Weight: 6-2/225 | Birthdate: 4/21/1983 | Birthplace: Montgomery, AL, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Alabama State | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Seahawks' Tarvaris Jackson out at least two weeks with ankle injury


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2015) Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson injured his ankle in Friday's preseason game.

Coach Pete Carroll told the media after the game that Jackson's injury is a sprain, not a break. He's expected to miss two weeks. "I don't know. We'll see. I don't know about that yet," Carroll said of the backup quarterback situation, per ESPN. "We'll have to see how it looks tomorrow. The ankle did not swell up much, so we'll see what that means."


Seahawks make Tarvaris Jackson signing official


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) The Seahawks announced that backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has signed his contract with the organization. 

Jackson will once again back up Russell Wilson. In his second stint with Seattle, Jackson will enter his fourth season with the team. Over the past nine years, Jackson has totaled 7,226 yards, 39 touchdowns and 35 interceptions with the Vikings, Seahawks and Bills. 


Report: Seahawks reach deal with backup QB Tarvaris Jackson


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) The Seahawks have reached an agreement with quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, a source has told Fox Sports.

Jackson has backed up starter Russell Wilson over the last two years in his second stint with Seattle. He has played in just four games during the latest stint.


Seahawks attempting to re-sign quarterback Tarvaris Jackson


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Seattle is trying to re-sign backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, according to the Everett Herald

Jackson has spent the previous two seasons backing up Russell Wilson at the position. After five seasons with the Vikings, Jackson came to Seattle and ended up starting 14 games in 2011. He went to Buffalo in 2012 before coming back to the Seahawks in 2013. 


QB Tarvaris Jackson meeting with Dolphins Thursday


(3/19/2015) Seahawks backup QB Tarvaris Jackson is meeting with the Dolphins Thursday, according to the Palm Beach Post.

The return of Dolphins' backup Matt Moore remains in question.

After breaking into the NFL in 2006 with the Vikings, Jackson's best season was 2011 when he started 15 games for the Seahawks and threw for 14 touchdowns and 3,091 yards.


Tarvaris Jackson: I think I could help Bridgewater as his backup


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) With Matt Cassel now in Buffalo and Christian Ponder set to become a free agent Tuesday, former Seahawks backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson said he would love to be Teddy Bridgewater's backup in Minnesota.

"I think I could really help [Bridgewater]," Jackson told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I think I could help put things in perspective for him with football and outside of football … I feel I can help him just making the game a little easier and kind of learning from my mistakes and stuff."

Jackson started his career with the Vikings in 2006. He has passed for 7,226 yards and 39 touchdowns in his nine-year career.


Seahawks' backup QB job will go to the wire


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/13/2014) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the backup quarterback battle between Tarvaris Jackson and Terrelle Pryor won't be decided for a while, reports the Seattle Times. "We will kind of just let it go for the next three weeks and see what happens," Bevell said.

Pryor went 9 of 16 for 137 yards with an interception and ran for 28 yards in the preseason opener. Jackson, last year's backup, hit 5 of 7 throws for 47 yards.


Seahawks re-sign Tarvaris Jackson


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/17/2014) The Seahawks announced that they re-signed backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. He appeared in four games last season, completing 10 of 13 throws for 151 yards and a touchdown while adding a rushing score.

Tarvaris Jackson completes two passes in mop-up duty


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Seahawks backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson received some mop-up duty during a 23-0 win Week 15 at N.Y. Giants. Jackson played the final 10 minutes, completing 2 of 2 passes for 16 yards.

The Seahawks are back in action Week 16 vs. Arizona.


Four Seattle players cleared for Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The following injured Seattle players were ruled active for Sunday's game against the 49ers in Week 14: quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (illness), tight end Kellen Davis (neck), defensive lineman Bruce Irvin (thigh) and Kam Chancellor (hip).

Seahawks backup QB could sit in Week 14


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/6/2013) Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was unable to practice Thursday and Friday due to an illness, and is officially considered questionable for Week 14 against the 49ers Sunday.

Tarvaris Jackson gets garbage-time action


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson entered the game for Russell Wilson in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win over the Vikings in Week 11.

Jackson came in for Wilson with the game out of hand and was not able to do much with his playing time. He completed a short pass to Michael Robinson for a 6-yard gain late in the fourth quarter. Jackson completed 1 of 3 passes for six yards and one rush for minus-1 yard.

Tavaris Jackson strong in relief


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was strong in relief of Russell Wilson against the Jaguars.

Jackson came in late in the third quarter, with the Seahawks way ahead. He went 7 for 8, with 129 yards and 1 touchdown. He also ran in a touchdown, and finished the game with 2 rushing yards. 

The Seahawks will face the Texans next week.


Cutting of Brady Quinn leaves Tarvaris Jackson as Wilson backup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The battle for the right to take snaps in practice with the second team and hold the clipboard in games while watching Russell Wilson play in Seattle is over. The Seahawks have cut Brady Quinn in favor of Tarvaris Jackson, the Seattle Times is reporting. It appears the team will keep just two quarterbacks, which is becoming a trend in the NFL.

The Seahawks signed Quinn in April to back up Wilson, but then created a competition by signing Jackson. Quinn performed well in the preseason, but Jackson finished with the best passer rating in the NFL at 131.4. He tossed three touchdowns and no interceptions.

Quinn, who arrived in Cleveland as a ballyhooed prospect, has now been traded by the Browns and released by the Broncos and Seahawks.


Seahawks bring back T-Jack


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/12/2013) Tarvaris Jackson is expected to sign a one-year deal to return to the Seahawks. He'll likely compete with Brady Quinn for the right to back up Russell Wilson. He was released by the Bills on Monday night.

Bills axe QB Jackson


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2013) The Bills have released veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

Jackson stays with Bills


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/15/2013) The Bills team website reports on Friday the Bills re-signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, and according to new head coach Doug Marrone the veteran signal caller will have a much better opportunity to see playing time for Buffalo in 2013. “I spoke with Ryan (Fitzpatrick) and Tarvaris (Jackson) and told them we will have an open competition at the quarterback position – similar to what we will do at all positions on our team heading into our offseason work,” said Marrone. Jackson was set to become a free agent in mid-March had he not been re-signed by the club. The third quarterback on Buffalo’s roster in 2012, Jackson never saw the field for the Bills last season as the previous coaching staff expressed concern that there was not enough practice time to get him live reps in the offensive system.