New team, outlook for Seattle QB

New team, outlook for Seattle QB
November 24, 2011, 4:09 am

The career path for Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been wacky even by NFL standards.

2007: Begins the year as a starter and is position to lead Minnesota into the playoffs but the Vikings dont make it (more on that later).

2008: Lasts two games as the starter before losing job to old friend Gus Frerotte.

2009: Backs up a guy named Brett Favre.

2010: Backs up That Favre Guy, starts when No. 4 finally misses a start and ends up on injured reserve.

Once the lockout ended, Jackson looked for new scenery and quickly found it with Seattle, signing a two-year, 8 million contract to with ex-Minnesota coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Entering Sundays game against the Redskins, Jackson is 4-4 as the starter with seven touchdowns and 11 interceptions (career totals: 14-14, 31 TDs, 33 INTs).

Jackson missed part of one game and all another but re-claimed his job.

Its a load off my shoulders, he told D.C. reporters about being the unquestioned starter. I always wanted a chance again and I got that opportunity here. Were trying to build something here and weve got a lot of young guys.

Back to that 2007 game.

A Minnesota win and it clinches a playoff berth and eliminates the Redskins. Didnt happen.

The Redskins won 32-21 at the Metrodome and secured a postseason spot the next week against Dallas before losing at Seattle in a first-round playoff game. Jackson was 25-of-41 passing for 220 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the game.