Source: Tarvaris Jackson in as Seahawks QB
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Tarvaris Jackson is in as the Seattle Seahawks next quarterback and Matt Hasselbeck is reportedly looking elsewhere.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Jackson has agreed to terms with the Seahawks and is expected to sign a contract on Friday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because free agents aren't allowed to sign contracts until Friday.
The Seattle Times first reported Jackson's agreement.
Reports surfaced Tuesday afternoon that the Seahawks told Hasselbeck he was no longer in their future plans. Yahoo! Sports first reported the Hasselbeck decision on Twitter. Hasselbeck and his agent did not return messages left by the AP.
The decision to move on from Hasselbeck contradicted Seattle coach Pete Carroll's pronouncement in January that re-signing Hasselbeck was Seattle's No. 1 priority. The two sides could not reach an agreement before the NFL lockout.