By Brady Henderson
Tarvaris Jackson was the Seahawks’ starting quarterback in 2011 when Doug Baldwin made NFL history by becoming the first undrafted rookie since the merger to lead his team in receiving.
The two had an obvious rapport, so it’s no surprise that Baldwin is as excited as any Seahawk that Jackson is back with the team on a one-year deal.
“My man T-Jack!” Baldwin interjected while being asked about Jackson’s return during an interview with “Bob and Groz” on Thursday.
It’s not just the connection those two had that season that has Baldwin happy about the reunion. Jackson is competing for a backup role behind Russell Wilson, after all, but the toughness he showed while playing through a torn pectoral muscle in 2011 still carries weight in Seattle’s locker room two years later.
“T-Jack is a great human being, he’s a great person, he’s a warrior out there on the football field,” Baldwin said. “We talk about the injuries that he went through in 2011 and played through, an injury that a lot of guys would have shut the season down with. He gained a lot of respect from the players.
“His wisdom out there on the football field, the knowledge of the game that he has, he was able to pass on a lot of that information to me. It’s just gonna be great to have him back. I know Russ is gonna take all the knowledge that he can from T-Jack, and T-Jack, like I said, he’s a great guy, so everybody’s just so happy to have him back.”
Bob Stelton and Dave Grosby share more thoughts about Jackson’s return to the Seahawks in the video below.
You can listen to Thursday’s show here.