SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Seahawks reportedly adding OG Gabe Jackson in trade with Raiders

Mar 17, 2021, 6:12 PM | Updated: 6:34 pm
Seahawks Gabe Jackson...
Seven-year NFL pro Gabe Jackson is reportedly heading to Seattle. (Getty)
(Getty)

The Seahawks aren’t letting the first wave of free agency pass by without adding to their offensive line, though it’s not a free agent they’re reportedly adding.

Seahawks offseason tracker: Stay up to date during free agency

Seattle is sending a 2021 draft pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for guard Gabe Jackson, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler. The pick will be a fifth-round selection, per the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Jackson is the second lineman reportedly traded by the Raiders on Wednesday, joining center Rodney Hudson, who went to Seattle’s NFC West rival Arizona.

The 29-year-old Jackson is a seven-year NFL veteran. Originally a third-round NFL Draft pick by the Raiders in 2014, he has played 100 career games, 99 of which he has started. He has played at least 13 games in all but one of his pro seasons, including 16 games three times, and has never missed more than five games in a campaign.

A product of Mississippi State who checks in at 6 foot 3 and 335 pounds, Jackson committed just three penalties last season and was credited with allowing only one sack, according to game-tracking data from SportsInfo Solutions.

Jackson is owed $9.6 million in each of the next two seasons with no money guaranteed.

Former NFL quarterback Jake Heaps, who co-hosts 710 ESPN Seattle’s Jake and Stacy, spoke about Jackson as a possibility for the Seahawks to add earlier Wednesday.

“Gabe Jackson to me is a guy that would make a ton of sense in this conversation,” Heaps said. “… I don’t know exactly if they deem him a scheme fit. That’s my one question about Gabe Jackson.”

Seattle has a need at left guard following the retirement of starter Mike Iupati. Fellow guard Jordan Simmons is a free agent, as is starting center Ethan Pocic and tackle Cedric Ogbuehi. Jackson has mainly played right guard in his career, and Heaps surmised on Twitter that the acquisition of Jackson will result in second-year guard Damien Lewis switching sides in 2021.

This post includes excerpts from an Associated Press story.

Follow Brent Stecker on Twitter.

Reports: Seahawks signing TE Gerald Everett from Rams

Seattle Seahawks

Seahawks Noah Fant...
Brent Stecker

Bump’s Breakdown: Why Seahawks’ TEs need to play big role in offense

The Seahawks' offense showed improvement in Week 3. What's the next step? Michael Bumpus breaks down the importance of Seattle's tight ends.
22 hours ago
Seahawks Al Woods...
Brent Stecker

K.J. Wright: The issue in Seahawks’ defensive scheme, and how to fix it

"You can keep the scheme but jiggy rig it a little bit to what the fellas are really good at," ex-NFL linebacker K.J. Wright said about the Seahawks' defense.
22 hours ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Seahawks Football 101: Correcting a pair of basic mistakes

Former NFL linebacker Dave Wyman breaks down a Seahawks play each on offense and defense from last Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
22 hours ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brent Stecker

Bump: Who has been Seahawks’ best offensive player so far

The Seahawks have talent on offense, but the answer to who has been the best player on that side of the ball may be a surprise.
2 days ago
Seahawks Geno Smith...
Brandon Gustafson

Huard: Grading out Geno Smith’s performance for Seahawks vs Falcons

What did former NFL QB Brock Huard think of Seahawks QB Geno Smith's day vs Atlanta? He broke it down during Monday's Brock and Salk.
2 days ago
Seahawks Pete Carroll...
Brandon Gustafson

Carroll: What Seahawks can do to improve against the run on defense

During the weekly Pete Carroll Show, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll dove into his team's run defense after a 27-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
3 days ago
Seahawks reportedly adding OG Gabe Jackson in trade with Raiders