Seahawks bring back Tarvaris Jackson

While it wasn't the splashy extension for starting quarterback Russell Wilson that Seahawks fans were hoping for, the club solidified the roster's most important position by agreeing to a deal Tuesday to bring back respected backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.

As the Seahawks continue to negotiate with the agent of starting quarterback Russell Wilson, the club assured itself of some continuity at the position Tuesday with the news that backup Tarvaris Jackson will be returning.

Fox's Mike Garofolo was the first to report that Jackson, 32, would be re-signing with the team. has since confirmed that the club was finalizing a deal to bring Jackson back.

Jackson had been holding out hope that another club would offer him an opportunity to compete for a starting job and frankly, some clubs should have considered him.

Jackson has seen limited duty since Wilson won the starting job as a rookie three years ago, logging only 14 pass attempts over the past two seasons as the primary backup. The toughness and selflessness that he demonstrated while starting 14 games for Pete Carroll in 2011, however, has made him a valuable member of the team.

Though in an ideal situation it would be Wilson, not Jackson, taking all of the snaps this season, the club had to protect itself with R.J. Archer the only other traditional quarterback currently on the roster. Former quarterback B.J. Daniels was recently moved to wide receiver. There had been some talk that Seattle was looking at other veterans to potentially fill the primary backup role - even some talk that Michael Vick was a candidate. Sources indicate that despite plenty of buzz, Vick was never a serious consideration for the Seahawks.

Jackson has 34 career starts under his belt, completing 59.6% of his passes for 7,226 yards and 39 touchdowns against 35 interceptions. The Alabama State product and East-West Shrine Game participant was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Top Stories