Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/16/12
Early Wednesday morning it was reported by Pete Carroll that Seattle quarterback Tarvaris Jackson was unhappy with his status on the team.

Not that he is unhappy with the shuffling at quarterback, rather that the Seahawks are trying to shop him around. I heard about the news and shook it off.

Then a few hours later I saw a tweet from @bleedinggreennation with a link that took me to an article entitled "Eagles Interested in Tarvaris Jackson?"

Cody Benjamin from Bleeds Green apparently heard from a source that Eagles "are among teams in talks with the Seahawks in regards to Tarvaris Jackson".  

Something I should've expected of the birds, and i do not agree with it. Then again, my name isn't Andy Reid or Jeffrey Lurie so my opinions don't matter. Oh well, life goes on and so does this article.

Here are three short reasons why i think Tarvaris Jackson should never wear midnight green. I will also post an article article with reasons why it might not be the worst idea.

1. Only Relevant Because Of Adrian Peterson

This is a little harsh, but it is true. Tarvaris Jackson has been in the league for six years, and he has yet to have a 'breakout' season. His rookie year was he was under the radar, as he only played four games, recording 475 yards and a 58 percent completion ratio. But in 2007 when Adrian Peterson came to Minnesota, Tarvaris became a household name.

He was the guy who handed it off to the best running back in the league. Peterson ran for 1,341 yards in his rookie season while Jackson only threw for nine TDs and 12 INT's. The next year Adrian Peterson went on to run for more yards, than Jackson had passing (1,760 to 1,056). I could also tell you that Peterson did the same thing the next two years, but Jackson was behind Favre for that time.

2. Averaged Just 1,200 Passing Yards in Seven Seasons

It would be far less, had he not thrown for a career high of 3,091 yards in 2011. Before that season, his best campaign was in his sophmore year. In his six seasons, Jackson has never finished a season --sound like anyone you know? 

So far, he has played his whole career in 'run-first' offenses. The Seahawks might not come out and say they are in fact a run-first team, but with the receivers he had, it's obvious Marshawn (Lynch) would have to carry the load. Can Tarvaris handle a 'pass-first' team like the Philadelphia Eagles?

3. He Is A Turnover Machine

Maybe this isn't the best topic to talk about, considering Michael Vick currently holds the crown for turnovers. But Tarvaris is on his trail, racking up 13 interceptions last year, with nine fumbles. He may have thrown for over 3,000 yards for the first time in his career, but it came with a price. Well, a 7-9 season that is. 

He is also known as a rushing quarterback, yet he has racked up just 643 yards in his career. An amount that Michael Vick has topped in a single year, time and time again. This isn't a comparison to Vick, as that would be unfair.

But it goes to show, why sign a quarterback who has been bred as a run-first player? It is obvious, the Eagles need someone who has been passing their whole career, and the birds have 3 QBs on the roster who have been in Reid's system for a while now, and have shown they have learned and know how to play Reid's complex playbook . Is the risk worth it? Signing a quarterback who is coming off of his highest turnover percentage in six years?


What do you think? Comment below, stay tuned for an article supporting Jackson's case.

         

     

                                                                             

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