The Seattle Seahawks have re-signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who has served as Russell Wilson’s backup the past two seasons. The team made the announcement on Tuesday and will most likely once again make Jackson the primary backup to Wilson, who has yet to sign a long-term extension with the squad.
The 32-year-old Jackson previously played for the Minnesota Vikings (2006 to 2010) and Buffalo Bills (2012), largely in a backup role. In 2007 in Minnesota, he passed for 1,911 yards with a total of 12 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
In the last two years in Seattle, where he also played in 2011, Jackson has appeared in only three games. Earlier this offseason, there were reports that the quarterback was interested in signing with the Miami Dolphins but he decided to stay in Seattle. The Seahawks also have R.J. Archer as the third QB on the roster.
Starter Wilson has stated that he’s willing to play the 2015 NFL season, even without a long-term deal.