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Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Posted on: July 22, 2011 3:20 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 3:48 pm
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

There may still be NFL labor uncertainty, but one thing is not in doubt: once the lockout ends, free agency will be a frenzied process as the league furiously preps for the 2011 season.

And from the sound of it, longtime Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck won't be back in Seattle. ESPN's John Clayton doesn't think the Seahawks are interested in paying a starter's salary to a 35-year-old oft-injured QB whose future might be as a backup and mentor.

"I don't know if they'll pay $5 million (per year), I don't know if they'll pay $6 million," Clayton said, according to ESPN 710, "but if there's no offer from Seattle, you take the best offer and it very well could be in Nashville."

As in: the Titans, a destination we wrote about last month. And while we'd expect there will be a market for Hasselbeck, especially to help bring along a young franchise quarterback like, say, Jake Locker, it's something of a surprise to hear that the Seahawks could be keen on Tarvaris Jackson, the former Vikings second-round pick who will be a free agent once the lockout ends.

Clayton says he's "getting the feeling" that Seattle could have serious interest in Jackson. ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer also suggested that Jackson could land in Seattle, telling ESPN 710 that, "(Seahawks new offensive coordinator Darrell) Bevell … always had an affinity for Tarvaris Jackson. And believe it or not, I think that might be the play here for the Seattle Seahawks -- I think it might be trying to get Tarvaris Jackson from Minnesota. … They've always liked him, they liked his starter potential. (Bevell) tried to make it happen for him in Minnesota and that might be the direction they're trying to go."

Dilfer add that "I don't like that plan, but if that's their plan and that's what they're trying to do, then more power to them."

In an interview with the Seattle Times, Jackson admits that he worked well with Bevell in the past. 

"We had a pretty good relationship, me and Bev did," Jackson said. "... It seems like a pretty good opportunity. I know the offense. That's a plus. Coach Bevell, he's very familiar with me and I'm very familiar with him. So that's always a plus."

We've written previously that the Seahawks, rumored to have offered a first- and third-round pick for Kevin Kolb earlier this offseason, shouldn't break the bank for an unproven commodity given all their other roster needs. Jackson, like Kolb, is still unproven, but he wouldn't cost nearly as much. And unlike Matt Leinart, who has ties to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll that go back to USC, Jackson doesn't come with baggage.

Worst case: instead of reaching or overspending for a stopgap QB, Seattle just goes with what they have -- Charlie Whitehurst -- and reevaluate things after the season.

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Comments

Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:36 am
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Andrew luck i meant this is why i shouldnt post at 100 am...



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: July 23, 2011 3:33 am
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

This could be seattles golden ticket to getting jake locker!..



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 1:15 am
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

I wish Tarvaris the best in finding a new gig.  Did he get a raw deal in Minnesota?  I would have to say no.  He had a few times to grab the job and make it his.  At times he would look fantastic, the guy of the future, but than a mental lapse would blow a game and here we are.  He has all the tools you could want, but he hasn't found "it" yet.  It takes time for many QB's and maybe a change will help him.  I wish him nothing but the best!  Good luck to you!



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:28 am
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

But in terms of raw physical tools I could see how Tavaras could remind a scout of a young Brett Favre. Same size and arm strength, just no feel for the game.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 12:22 am
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Funny all the traits you listed for Jackson, you flip that around the opposite and you have Christian Ponder (exept for Ponder has decent mobility as well). That was probably the Vikings thinking, lets draft someone as different from Tavaras Jackson as possible, lol.



Since: Mar 11, 2010
Posted on: July 22, 2011 9:54 pm
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

This would be a very bad move by the Seachickens. Jackson has good mobility and a good arm but thats about it.  Horrible under pressure, doesnt hit recievers well, makes bad reads, makes bad overall  decisions and thats just a few.  I would just go with what they have because they arent going anywhere anyway.



Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: July 22, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Tarvaris Jackson = career back-up.  I hope the Seahawks blow the bank on him.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Apparently Bevell has no concern for job security. If they make this move for Jackson, he'll be living with Mora in 2012.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:23 pm
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Why would anyone sign T.Jackson as a QB ??



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Is Jackson in, Hasselbeck out for Seahawks?

Agreed.  He has proven that his Jersey number is slightly higher than his IQ.  Tavaris Jackson is not going to get you anywhere, besides a top ten draft pick in 2012.


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