Tarvaris Jackson, former Vikings, Seahawks quarterback, dead at 36

first_imgFormer #Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, a spokesperson for his employer Tennessee State tells me. Jackson, 36, was TSU’s QB coach. Along with Seattle, he also played for the #Vikings and #Bills.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 13, 2020After a strong senior season at Alabama State, Jackson was a second-round pick of the Vikings in 2006 — he was eyed by then-Vikings coach Brad Childress throughout the pre-draft process. After five seasons of injuries and mostly down success with the Vikings, Jackson was traded to the Bills for a conditional seventh-round pick.He would have two stints with the Seahawks, eventually finishing his career in Seattle as a backup to Russell Wilson. He retired in 2016 and eventually took up coaching at Tennessee State as the team’s quarterbacks coach.TJack… you will be missed. Praying for your family…Love you man. 💔— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 13, 2020Jackson also faced legal issues in 2016, facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after pulling a gun on his wife. The charges were later dropped. Tarvaris Jackson, a quarterback who split time between the Vikings, Bills and Seahawks in his NFL career died on Sunday. He was 36.Per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Jackson was killed in a car accident in his home state of Alabama.last_img read more