Could Seahawks make play for Tarvaris Jackson?
The Seattle Seahawks have done their homework on Tarvaris Jackson, the quarterback who will be a free agent when the labor situation is resolved.
Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN in the Twin Cities reports Seattle has done its “due diligence,” which probably required asking new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell about him. Bevell was the offensive coordinator for the Vikings under Brad Childress when Jackson was there. Childress had hitched his wagon to Jackson up until the point the Brett Favre era was launched.
But Jackson can’t be considered a starter for the Seahawks, not immediately. He’s got a big arm and he’s mobile, but there is a reason why the Vikings were quick to abandon him for Favre. Wherever Jackson goes, it will likely be as a backup to start.
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