Bill Carey
Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Tarvaris Jackson will sign with the Seahawks. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport) Tarvaris Jackson will sign with the Seahawks. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images Sport)

Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will sign a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter.

Jackson started 14 games for Seattle in 2011, but he lost a three-way quarterback competition with Russell Wilson and Matt Flynn before last season and was traded to Buffalo. He didn't throw a pass for the Bills and was released earlier this week.

The Seahawks were in the market for a backup quarterback this offseason after trading Flynn to the Raiders. In April, Seattle signed Brady Quinn. Jackson should have a chance to compete with Quinn for the No. 2 spot behind Wilson.

KING: Two things make Patriots the perfect landing spot for Tebow Jackson has started 34 games in his career. In his season with Seattle, he threw for career bests of 3,091 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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