Tarvaris Jackson has started 34 regular-season games in his NFL career so you’d think an exhibition might not mean all that much.
But after losing his job in Seattle last summer and barely getting on the field in the preseason then getting traded by Buffalo without ever taking a snap in any sort of game he admitted that what he did Thursday night was sort of special — exhibition game or not.
“It felt pretty good man’’ he said after throwing two touchdown passes to lead the Seahawks to a 31-10 win over the San Diego Chargers in their exhibition opener at Qualcomm Stadium. “That was my first game really since 2011 (in the season finale for the Seahawks against the Cardinals). So it’s been a long time. It was just fun to be out there.’’
Jackson went 8 of 9 for 128 yards and a quarterback rating of 158.3 to lead Seattle to 24 second-half points. And in the process he likely took a big step toward securing the backup quarterback job behind Russell Wilson.
“He played perfectly’’ Carroll