By Brady Henderson
After changing teams three times in as many years, Tarvaris Jackson is staying put.
The quarterback indicated Wednesday evening that he’s returning to the Seahawks to back up Russell Wilson. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, it’s a one-year deal and includes $1.25 million fully guaranteed and up to $750,000 in incentives.
The move gives the Seahawks a nice insurance policy for Wilson. That is significant given all the hits he took – and somehow emerged unscathed from – during stretches last season, particularly when Seattle was without both starting offensive tackles. Jackson has starting experience, a knowledge of Seattle’s offense and a proven ability to win games. Throw in the fact that he’s revered in Seattle’s locker room and this seemed like a no-brainer for the Seahawks.
For Jackson, his return brings an end – for now – to the flux that has defined his career of late. He went from Minnesota to Seattle in 2011, going 7-8 as the Seahawks’ starter that season despite playing for much of the year with a torn pectoral. He was traded to Buffalo the following summer after losing out on a three-way quarterback competition, spent the 2012 season buried on the Bills’ depth chart then returned to Seattle once he was released.
Jackson, 30, made three mop-up appearances for Seattle during the regular season and another in the Super Bowl.
B.J. Daniels is the other quarterback on Seattle’s roster.
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