NFL Rumors: Seahawks to sign Tarvaris Jackson as insurance for Russell Wilson injury?

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NFL Rumors: Seahawks to sign Tarvaris Jackson as insurance for Russell Wilson injury?

The Seattle Seahawks is expected to have a healthy Russell Wilson in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. However, the latest NFL rumors suggest that the Seahawks are going to sign Tarvaris Jackson as insurance if ever Wilson aggravates his injury or suffers another.

Seattle’s starting quarterback suffered a sprained ankle in their 12-10 win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed that X-rays came back negative and Wilson is available for practice and will play in the game against the Rams, per Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times.

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But it should be noted that the Seahawks only has one other quarterback, undrafted rookie Trevone Boykin, on their 53-man roster as well as in the reserves. According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, one possible target for Seattle is free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson.

The 33-year-old veteran last played for the Seahawks and was part of Super Bowl-winning team in 2013. The team did not re-sign him this offseason but NFL rumors in Seattle imply that the Seahawks are “keeping contact.”

However, there seems to be a problem for the Seattle and Jackson since the NFL might discipline the veteran QB for allegedly threatening his wife with a gun in June. If the league found him guilty, he could be suspended for six games without pay.

It is certainly a huge risk for the Seahawks to sign Jackson but he knows coach Pete Carroll’s offense the best. He served as Wilson’s backup for the last three seasons and he could certainly do it again if the league decides not to suspend him.

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Nevertheless, these are just NFL rumors at the moment and nothing has been confirmed. Besides Jackson, there are other free agent quarterbacks that are available including Michael Vick, Ryan Lindley, Josh Freeman and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.

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