Tarvaris Jackson indicates he’s returning to Seahawks

Mar 12, 2014, 11:06 PM | Updated: Mar 13, 2014, 8:53 am

By Brady Henderson

After changing teams three times in as many years, Tarvaris Jackson is staying put.

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Tarvaris Jackson

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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