Reports: Seahawks agree to terms with QB Jackson

Posted July 26, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Seahawks moved quickly in their attempt to replace Matt Hasselbeck, as they reportedly have come to terms with QB Tarvaris Jackson.

Dave Mahler of 950 KJR radio in Seattle first reported that Jackson will sign with the Seahawks and plans to fly to Seattle Tuesday evening. Seattle Times writer Danny O'Neil said that the Seahawks are in the process of reaching an agreement.

Jackson has spent all five of his NFL seasons with the Vikings, starting 20 games, including one last season. In his career, he has thrown 24 touchdowns and 22 interceptions and has a 10-10 won-lost record as a starter.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell spent the past five seasons as the Vikings' offensive coordinator, so he is quite familiar with Jackson's abilities.

The move cannot be made official until Friday at 6 p.m. ET.

The way we see it

Jackson will compete with Charlie Whitehurst to be the Seahawks' starting quarterback in 2011, replacing veteran Matt Hasselbeck. Bevell's experience with Jackson likely played a big role in the acquisition, although the five-year veteran wasn't one of the top free-agent quarterbacks available. This takes the Seahawks out of the running for Kevin Kolb.