According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jackson is expected to sign a 1 year contract with the Seattle Seahawks which would give him a second stint with the team, his last being in 2011. Although Jackson was a captain in his first season as a Seattle Seahawk, it is pretty clear that the leadership role now belongs to starting quarterback Russell Wilson.
After losing his starting position job to Wilson last season, he was traded to the Buffalo Bills but never had the opportunity to start as Buffalo continued to roll with Ryan Fitzpatrick. Darrell Bevell, the offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks is a big supporter of Jackson.
He went 7-7 in his first and only year so far as a Seahawk, putting up a career high 14 touchdown passes and 3,091 yards. It is unknown what this could possibly mean for back up Brady Quinn who was brought in from Kansas City, but bringing in Jackson is definitely an upgrade.
In my opinion, this move could work out pretty well for the Seahawks as he is familiar with their system and players on their roster. A mobile quarterback who was traded from this team to Buffalo, could have something to prove after not having a shot with the Bills. If something were to happen to Russell Wilson during the season, he is the best option to have as their replacement starter.
We all know he will not win his starting position back, but could be put to good use this season.
Now I dedicated this article to a little boy named Jackson Smith and his family. Jackson is currently going through something a child should never go through, but since we have no control over these types of things, he is. A very good friend of mine has a friend who is currently going through this battle along side with his little boy. A boy who one day, may want to throw on pads and a helmet and one day run onto a field on a team of his own. Here is a little back story on Jackson’s situation.
”Almost 2 years ago a beautiful little baby Jackson was born into the world to the greatest mother and father, our cousin and her husband. Almost one week ago, our lives changed unexpectedly when we found out baby Jackson had a tumor on his brain stem. The following day he had successful brain surgery to remove the tumor later to find out after the biopsy came back, it turned out to be an aggressive form of cancer. We are all waiting to hear back from the doctors at St. Jude’s hospital on the next plan of attack. We have never been more proud of our cousin, her husband, and their son Jackson for being so strong! We will all beat this together.”
If you or anybody you know would like to donate to help little Jackson Smith and his family, they would deeply appreciate it. If you can’t, remember that’s alright. All we could do is help spread the word and get this family to the goal they need. If you are interested in donating, there should be a widget below where you can help out. Any amount is appreciated.