Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson Has Passed Away

Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson Has Passed Away

As first reported by NFL insider Ian Rapoport on Twitter, former NFL  quarterback Tarvaris Jackson passed away last evening in a fatal car accident. He was 36 years old.

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Jackson was a second-round pick out of Alabama State by the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. There, he played five seasons, starting 20 games. The QB had his best season as a 14-game starter for the Seahawks in 2011, throwing for 3,091 yards and 14 TDs (NFL.com).  He also spent time with the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson became a Super Bowl Champion in 2014, as he played backup for current Seahawks QB Russell Wilson from 2013-2015.

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In 2018, Jackson transitioned from player to coach, when he returned to his alma mater as a Quality Control Assistant. In 2019 he became Tennessee State’s Quarterback Coach.


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