For Tarvaris Jackson, it should come as no surprise. He played extremely poor in 2011 and the team signed Matt Flynn to a lucrative multi-year deal. That doesn’t usually spell success for your immediate future. So what, life as a backup quarterback in the NFL isn’t so bad, right? Well, if that was true, perhaps Jackson would agree. But the rumor is that he has in fact been demoted to the third unit behind rookie Russell Wilson.
To be honest, Jackson has never really done anything above average as an NFL starting quarterback. He had some good run in Minnesota with a strong defense, but there was a reason the team traded for Sage Rosenfels before eventually going for it all with Brett Favre. Seattle knew they were going nowhere last year and needed a cheap veteran to tough out a year of rebuilding. The sad thing is, 2011 was one of his best years as a starting quarterback in many way.