Seahawks Tarvaris Jackson Plans to Just Cash His Check | BlackSportsOnline

Seahawks Tarvaris Jackson on Being Backup QB: “I Do My Job & Collect My Check”

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Tweet about this on TwitterShare on FacebookEmail this to someoneShare on RedditShare on Google+


Assuming you are a competitor, you would always want to start and not sit on the bench. At some point the reality hits you that you will never be a full time starter again and at that point, especially in the NFL you start thinking about life after football and collecting as much money as you can.

Eight years into his career Tarvaris Jackson has come to that realization.

“I found out the hard way, it’s a business,” he said. “It had always been football first for me, but now it’s kind of shown me the business part of the NFL. That’s what I signed up for, so I can’t really complain. I just have to do my job, collect my check and keep this going the best I can.”

The fact he has lasted eight years should be considered a success, most players don’t. If he wins the back up job (he is competing against Brady Quinn), he will probably have a few more years to keep collecting that check.

About the Author

Founder & Editor in Chief of BlackSportsOnline & BSO Entertainment The Ohio State University Alum & Dollarnaire for Life

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

BSO Privacy Policy