Seahawks Fans Deserve Better Than QB Tarvaris Jackson

Published on May 7, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

By Bear Heiser

In his Friday mailbag, ESPN’s Adam Schefter talks of a possible reunion between free agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and new Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as a short-term solution for the team’s quarterbacking woes.

Depending on the amount of time that exists between the end of the lockout and the start of the regular season, Schefter believes Jackson’s familiarity with Bevell’s offensive playbook could be an extremely valuable option for the Seahawks if they aren’t happy with whatever the status quo happens to be at that time.

“In theory,” it all makes sense, but, in reality—it actually makes very little. How does the saying go….”find theory on a map”?

Jackson to Seattle is pretty much the most ridiculous piece of speculation I have come across this offseason. Even more so than the Albert Haynesworth for Kyle Orton talk that has been spamming my inbox.

Do I think Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is crazy enough to let the season ride with a scrub like Jackson? You had better believe I do.

Carroll has done nothing but make one head-scratching decision after another since taking over the helm prior to the 2010 season. Outside of signing the once flamed-out wide receiver Mike Williams to a 1-year deal, Carroll has the car stuck in reverse.

As badly as the Seahawks need a quarterback, Jackson is no improvement over starter-by-default, Charlie Whitehurst, or longtime starter and current free agent Matt Hasselbeck.

Jackson has never been a full-time starter in the league, the closest he ever got was starting 12 games back in 2007. So, let’s see where some of Jackson’s ’07 numbers stack up in comparison to the rest of the league in 2010.

12 starts

W-L: 8-4

TD/INT: 9/12

Completion %: 58.2 (ranks 26th based on 2010 numbers)

Yards per pass: 6.5 (ranks 26th based on 2010 numbers)

QB rating: 70.8 (ranks 29th based on 2010 numbers)

Even though Jackson has been under Bevell’s tutelage since entering the league back in 2006, he never was able to play himself into the starting spot in Minnesota, even after being given multiple chances to prove his worthiness.

The teams Jackson has been a part of in Minnesota were all better than what the Seahawks have currently, which leads me to believe that Jackson would be just as bad for Seattle.

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  1. Jeff says:

    I'm a Vikings fan who was hoping the team would hang onto Tarvaris. He's actually been pretty good as he's gained confidence. In 2008 he had his last considerable amount of playing time and finished the season with 9 TDs compared to 2 picks. Not too shabby. Even this year, he played well in 9 of 11 quarters, coming on in the end to put 8 points on the board in a hurry against New England when Favre was injured; he took over on the first series against Buffalo when Favre was hurt again and led them to a lopsided win; and against the Giants he started the game 10 of 13 passing in the first half before the Vikings porous offensive line let a defensive tackle fall on his toes and he just couldn't get anything going with those ligament injuries in the second half. I really don't think it's as bad as a move as your portray it.




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