Darrell Bevell still loves him some Tarvaris Jackson. Just days after Jackson was cut loose by Buffalo, Bevell and the Seattle Seahawks have brought the former Vikings draft pick back to the Pacific Northwest where he will back up Russell Wilson.
Cue the Vikings West jokes again. Besides Jackson, the Seahawks roster also features former Vikes Percy Harvin, Antoine Winfield, Heath Farwell and Sidney Rice. And of course Bevell himself was once offensive coordinator for the Vikings under Brad Childress.
Jackson of course already had one stint in Seattle and even got to start. But last year Russell Wilson emerged and Jackson was let go. This offseason Seattle elected to move on from #2 Matt Flynn, leaving an opening for a QB. Why not bring back Jackson, a guy who is familiar with the offense? Clearly Bevell is very comfortable with Jackson.
Not a terrible move considering Jackson’s solid history as a relief pitcher. Of course Seattle doesn’t figure to need Jackson much with Wilson in the fold. At least that’s what they hope.
Amazing to consider that Jackson, a guy once written off as a total NFL flop, is still hanging on in the league. Of course that is mostly due to Bevell and his apparent loyalty. As long as Bevs still has a job, Jackson will still have a shot to earn an NFL paycheck. It pays to have friends in this world.