Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports that the Seahawks have kept in direct contact with free agent QB Tarvaris Jackson. However, it doesn’t appear as though a signing is imminent at this point in time.
Jackson could still face discipline from the NFL for a domestic violence incident that occurred during the offseason, even though Jackson won’t be charged in the matter.
An NFL spokesman declined to comment on the matter, but Marvez spoke to a source who said that Jackson told the Seahawks he was cleared. Although, Seattle has yet to confirm his status with the league.
The Seahawks are expected to at least consider signing a quarterback with Russell Wilson dealing with an ankle injury, and Jackson would make the most sense for them based on his experience with the team.
Of course, a possible suspension from the NFL has to be a major consideration for the Seahawks.
Jackson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly pointed a loaded gun at his wife, telling here: “I’ll kill you, bitch. I’ll kill you, bitch.”
Jackson’s wife allegedly told him: “You better be accurate because you ain’t accurate on the field.” Jackson’s wife grabbed a kitchen knife and a clothing iron for protection.
A witness in the house grabbed a hold of Jackson to stop him from shooting his wife, according to the report. All the while, Jackson kids were asleep during the incident.
Jackson, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Vikings back in 2006. He spent five years in Minnesota before signing on with the Seahawks in 2011. He’s spent the past five years in Seattle and is currently an unrestricted free agent.
In 2015, Jackson appeared in four games for the Seahawks and threw for 37 yards while completing four of six attempts and no touchdowns.