This time a year ago, one intriguing question facing the Seahawks was who would be the backup QB, with Matt Flynn headed out of town. Seattle then signed Brady Quinn, with every assumption he would do the job, until things changed in June when Tarvaris Jackson was cut by Buffalo and then quickly signed to return with the Seahawks.
Jackson then beat out Quinn, who was cut when Seattle initially decided to go with just two QBs on its active roster (that changed later in the year when the Seahawks signed B.J. Daniels to the active roster for a while, though he ended the year on the practice squad).
Jackson indicated throughout the season that he was happy with his role as backup and wanted to keep playing, and Pro Football Talk reported last night that a source says the Seahawks are equally happy with Jackson and plan to re-sign him as Russell Wilson’s backup for another season — Jackson will be an unrestricted free agent after signing a one-year deal to return.
Daniels has another year on his deal, and as many have expected, it looks as if the Seattle QB corps could be the same in 2014 as it was for most of 2013.
In other news this morning. …
— Wilson also said Thursday the trick to being a great GM is to not tell anything (John Schneider would agree);
— And in case you missed it, here’s Wilson’s interview with Charlie Rose the other day, all part of his New York media blitz this week on behalf of Microsoft’s Surface;
— ESPN continuing to countdown the top Seahawks offensive plays of the season;
— Richard Sherman’s tip against the 49ers won a Seahawks.com poll as play of the year;
— SportsonEarth with a detailed look at Pete Carroll’s return to USC the other night;
— Carolina PK Graham Gano got a new deal today that might help set the line for what Steven Hauschka will get from the Seahawks (assuming, as everyone seems to, that he stays):
K Graham Gano got $4m up front on his four-year, $12.4m deal with Carolina that also includes another $600k in escalators.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 28, 2014
— Projections for the salary cap keep going up, up, up:
Salary cap projections: $133M in 2014 $140M in 2015 $150M in 2016 Jerry Jones can't wait to overpay some average players.
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) February 28, 2014
— Must-read piece here from Philadelphia’s Connor Barwin on locker room culture;
— NFL Rear Window recently ranked the Super Bowls by expectation and result, and decided this year’s was rather boring (if you weren’t a Seahawks fan, that is);
— CBSSports.com’s Bruce Feldman with 15 good thoughts on the Combine;
— HawkBlogger’s predictions for how free agency may unfold for the Seahawks;
— Fox Sports’ Peter Schrager has the Seahawks taking the Missouri defensive end you don’t hear that much about, Kony Ealy, with pick No. 32.