It was announced today that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson was traded from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for a seventh-round pick in this year’s NFL Draft in the pre-season. Jackson, however. wasn’t ever used during the 2012 season by former Bills head coach Chan Gailey.
Jackson’s deal is simple, as it is a one-year, $4.5 million deal. The Bills’ new head coach Doug Marrone said that there would be open competition between Jackson and incumbent starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. This could be a very good thing for both quarterback,s as it’s been always said that competition brings out the best in people, especially in the world of sports.
Jackson said “I talked to the Bills general manager Buddy Nix right before the season ended and after the season ended and it sounded like he really wanted me there so that’s where I wanted to go.”
Jackson last played and started for the Seahawks in 2011, and had a fairly good year with 60.2 completion percentage, 3,091 passing yards, with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
While these aren’t stellar numbers, it is sufficient and should give Fitzpatrick a good run for his money and his job. What really attracted Jackson to re-sign was that he’s ran the west coast offense with the Seahawks, and when he was playing for the Minnesota Vikings, and new Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett‘s playbook is heavy into the west coast offense schemes.