ESPN: Seahawks Trade Quarterback Tavaris Jackson to the Bills
(NEW YORK) — With the emergence of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson and the free agent offseason signing of quarterback Matt Flynn, there wasn’t much room for fellow signal caller Tavaris Jackson. The team will reportedly send Jackson to the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed draft pick according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Jackson was Seattle’s starting quarterback last year. He made a career high 15 starts and threw for 3,091 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Before joining the Seahawks, Jackson spent his first five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings.
“He’s done everything we’ve asked of him,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said when asked about Russell Wilson, the team’s new starting quarterback. “This is the guy we hoped he would be. All of the talk about how tall he is and stuff, I don’t see it being a factor. I don’t see it, and I have watch more carefully than anybody could ever have watched, and I don’t see it being an issue. It isn’t to me.”
The team signed Flynn to a three-year deal worth $19 million over the summer, Jackson was made expendable. He’ll be competing along with Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen for a backup spot in Buffalo.
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