The roster activity going on today with mini-camps on the horizon cost the job of a former Seahawk quarterback, Tarvaris Jackson, who was cut by the Buffalo Bills.
As USA Today reports, Jackson’s departure paves the way for the Bills to give even more reps to E.J. Manuel.
The waiving of Jackson, Seattle’s starting QB in 2011 but released last year, led to some immediate media speculation about whether he might be a better fit as a backup QB for the Seahawks than Brady Quinn or Jerrod Johnson (sort of building on the conversation of the earlier blog post on Tim Tebow).
Even some Seattle players got in the act, such as the Tweet below from WR Doug Baldwin:
It would be a good move to bring @7tjackson back… my honest opinion
— Doug Baldwin Jr (@DougBaldwinJr) June 11, 2013
So far, there is nothing of substance to indicate the Seahawks are interested in Jackson, and worth pointing out that USA Today notes that the Jets might be a better option for Jackson with the recent retirement of David Garrard.
And as noted in the earlier blog post, the Seahawks profess to be satisfied with the progress of Quinn.
But Jackson would bring some undeniable advantages with his knowledge and familiarity of the Seahawks personnel, coaching staff and playbook and he also played with Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin in Minnesota where he also worked with Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
What’s hard to know is if Jackson would want to return so quickly to the Seahawks knowing he would go in as the backup — there was some thought last year that Jackson wasn’t happy to get a better shot at the starting job in Seattle — and if the Seahawks think that would be a good role for him.
With mini-camps this week, we’ll likely find out soon.