Jackson was used as an insurance policy for starter Ryan Fitzpatrick last season, but he never actually got into a game. Instead, Fitzpatrick helped the team to a 6-10 season (not surprisingly, he's no longer around), and Tyler Thigpen was the other quarterback to get a little playing time. No matter. I still ranked Jackson as the eighth-best backup in the league.
Even though he recently had signed a deal that gave him a $500,000 signing bonus, that's obviously not happening anymore.
“[The] first thing I thought about when [offensive coordinator Nathaniel] Hackett talked about the up-tempo offense is it's something that we did in Seattle,” Jackson said in April before the draft. “[Playing up-tempo] was one of the things we did pretty well, so I'm familiar with it and I'm kind of excited about it.”
“This is something I did in Seattle and we were kind of successful with it. We were able to move the ball and put points on the board, and now I get to do it again, hopefully.”
Instead, Jackson finds himself without a job.
Still, he's keeping his sense of humor.
Atleast they spell my name right now.. Lol— Tarvaris Jackson (@7tjackson) June 10, 2013