|First Half Positional Grades: Quarterbacks |
Nov 4, 2015
|Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson avoids serious injury after being carted off |
Aug 16, 2015
|Hawks lose 22-20 but rookies bring fireworks |
Seahawks lose to Broncos but Tyler Lockett, Frank Clark, T.Y. McGill, Tye Smith flash
Aug 15, 2015
|Seahawks experimenting with virtual reality |
Cutting-edge technology could providing players, coaches a new learning tool
Jul 21, 2015
|12 Takeaways from the Minicamp |
Young talent turning heads in final practice before training camp
Jun 18, 2015
|Seahawks bring back Tarvaris Jackson |
Valuable backup quarterback has agreed to rejoin the club
Jun 9, 2015
|Team Outlook: Seattle Seahawks |
Team Outlook: Seattle Seahawks
Jul 12, 2014
|Bills release Tarvaris Jackson |
Jun 10, 2013
|Tarvaris Jackson seeing first-team reps |
May 14, 2013
|Bills trade for Tarvaris Jackson |
Aug 27, 2012
|Date of Birth:
|How Acquired: Selected in the second round of the 2006 draft by the Vikings, who packaged picks to take him with the 64th overall selection.
Career Stats: College Statistics
Injury history: Was sidelined for a month in 2006 after injuring his knee in practice. Missed four games in 2007 with head, finger and groin injuries.
2009: Played in eight games in mop-up duty for Brett Favre, completing 14 of 21 passes (66.7 percent) for 201 yards, one TD and no interceptions. Played extensively in the fourth quarter of a midseason game against the Seattle Seahawks and registered a career-high 144.3 passer rating, completing six of eight passes and his only touchdown of the season. Served as the team’s No. 2 QB all season.
2008: Began and ended the season as the starting quarterback, but lost his job for the middle 10 games to Gus Frerotte after ineffective play early in the season. Finished the season completing 88 of 149 passes (59.1 percent) for 1,056 yards, nine TDs and two INTs. Had a passer rating of 95.4 and carried the ball 26 times for 139 yards. In the final four games of the season, had a rating of 115.4 with eight TDs and one INT, but struggled in the regular-season finale and playoff game against more aggressive defenses. Named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after a four-TD performance against eventual Super Bowl entrant Arizona.
2007: Showed some progress in his first season as the full-time starter, but injuries hampered his improvements early. Missed four games with head, finger and groin injuries, but finished the season with an 8-4 record as a starter, with two of those losses coming in overtime games. Completed 218 of 375 passes (58.1 percent) for 2,386 yards, 11 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Had a 69.0 passer rating and added 65 rushes for 301 yards and four touchdowns. During a five-game winning streak, completed 79 of 112 passes for 916 yards.
2006: Expected to be more of a long-term project, Jackson got into four games and made two starts – vs. the Packers Dec. 21 and the Rams Dec. 31. Finished the year completing 47 of 81 passes for 475 yards and a team-long pass of 50 yards, with two touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 62.5. Became just the third rookie QB to start for the Vikings, joining Fran Tarkenton in 1961 and Tommy Kramer in 1977. Among a strong rookie class of quarterbacks, his 58.0 percent completion rate was second only to Jay Cutler. By season’s end, it became clear Brad Johnson would not be back and Jackson would enter the 2007 season as the frontrunner to win the starting quarterback job.
College: Transferred from Arkansas to Alabama State and started three years at quarterback for the Hornets. During that span at ASU, he completed 537 of 985 passes for 7,839 yards and 67 touchdowns with just 27 interceptions. He also added 259 rushes for 982 yards and 11 TDs. Saved his best for his senior season when he was named the All-Southwestern Athletic Conference, completing 195 of 320 passes for 2,941 yards with 29 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Also ran 103 times for 285 yards and three TDs.
Personal: Lives in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. Was a two-time all-state selection and was named All-Metro for the Montgomery area as a senior.