Yahoo!’s Jason Cole reports that as long as Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson don’t get sidelined with injury after Friday’s third preseason game, he hears that the Seahawks will trade QB Tarvaris Jackson on Saturday. The four teams he mentions on his Twitter are the Packers, Chargers, Vikings and Dolphins.
Green Bay back-ups Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman have struggled at times, but I think have shown enough potential that they would do fine if called on. Then again, the Packers won a lot of games last year by outscoring their opponents. They may want a QB who has a lot of NFL experience. The Packers haven’t had a vet back-up who had more than 1 game of starting experience since Doug Pederson in 2004.
The Chargers’ only back-up who is assured a roster spot, Charlie Whitehurst, has been relatively unimpressive in real-game action (1-3 with the Seahawks), compared to Tarvaris (17-17 with the Vikings and Seahawks).
The Vikings seem to be interested in a #2 vet/#3 developmental back-up plan behind Christian Ponder. McLeod Bethel-Thompson would be that #3 and Tarvaris would push Rosenfels and Webb for that #2, unless they believe Webb has more potential than Bethel-Thompson.
The Dolphins may feel like parting ways with David Garrard and going with a less injury-prone guy, though that would be surprising, as Garrard was their #1 before his injury. Given the low-round draft pick investment Tarvaris would probably be (a 6th rounder I’m guessing), maybe they just want to let him and Matt Moore duke it out for one spot.
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