The details on Tarvaris Jackson’s contract with the Seahawks are in, courtesy of Aaron Wilson.
And they show that Jackson got a really similar deal to last season, one that all-but-assures he will be Seattle’s backup quarterback in 2015. Not that that is any surprise — the 32-year-old was obviously signed for the security and dependability he brings Seattle in the backup QB spot.
Jackson got a one-year deal worth $1.5 million with $1.25 million salary fully guaranteed, plus a $250,000 signing bonus.
All of those numbers are similar, but a little higher, than last season when Jackson received $1.1 million salary and a $150,000 bonus, all of which was also guaranteed. But as Danny Kelly notes, Jackson’s guarantees this year don’t include playing time incentives but simply a straight-forward signing bonus.
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The guaranteed money goes a long way toward assuring Jackson will be the backup again behind Russell Wilson. The only other QB on the roster is R.J. Archer, a 27-year-old veteran of four Arena Football League seasons who is in his first year with the Seahawks are signing in February. Archer will have practice squad eligibility.
Jackson and the rest of the Seahawks will be on the field later today for the team’s one practice it is being allowed during mini-camp. We will have full coverage of that later.