Tarvaris Jackson will sign with the Seahawks

Published on July 26, 2011 by     profootballtalk

In a move that makes plenty of sense but could have Seattle Seahawks fans scratching their heads, veteran quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has agreed to terms with Seattle.

The news was first reported by Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR and confirmed by Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.

Jackson will arrive in Seattle tonight.

The move reunites Jackson with former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who along with former Vikings coach Brad Childress put Jackson on ice for two years and bent a knee for Brett Favre.  It has long been rumored that Jackson would land in Seattle.

Jackson, a second-round pick of the Vikings in 2006, started 20 games in five seasons.  Benched early in 2008 for Gus Frerotte, Jackson played very well after Frerotte suffered a late-season injury.  But an unimpressive showing in a home playoff loss to the Eagles set the wheels in motion for two seasons with Favre.

His finest moment arguably came in December 2008 against the Cardinals.  Jackson completed 11 of 17 passes for 163 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-14 romp over the eventual NFC champions.

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