Seattle Seahawks Preseason: Tavaris Jackson Replacing Brady Quinn as No. 2 QB Proving Huge

By Thomas Emerick
Tavaris Jackson
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The Seattle Seahawks entered June of this offseason with a rather terrifying scenario if Russell Wilson were to miss any games. Brady Quinn had proven time and again that not only is the bust label deserved — 12 touchdowns, 17 interceptions and 20 NFL starts — but also lacks the mobility that you’d like to have in backing up a player like Wilson.

Fortunately, the Buffalo Bills‘ cut would become the Seahawks’ treasure, as Jackson headed back to the Pacific Northwest this offseason to rejoin his former squad. This was already a great move before Seattle’s 31-10 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers on Thursday and it became even more obvious when Jackson spelled Wilson to lead three touchdown drives in under two quarters.

Granted, this came against plenty of players that will sit on the bench come regular season, but it’s still going in the montage over the past three offseasons; the one with of reasons to tip your cap to ‘Hawks general manager John Schneider. For the night Jackson went 8-for-9, 128 yards and 2 touchdowns passing.

Jackson’s stint with the Seahawks ended following the 2011 season but he and Coach Pete Carroll did not part on bad terms, and Jackson was far from terrible considering where Seattle was as a team during that period.

“I think it’s a great boost for us in a competitive sense,” Carroll said after the Jackson signing, via the team website. “We thought of Tarvaris as a tremendously tough football player and competitive kid that battled for us. … We’re seizing the opportunity that one of our guys is out there and we can bring him back in. And he’ll be able to help us.”

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