The Seahawks have told Jackson they intend to move him, according to CBSSports.com.
The main roadblock in moving Jackson was believed to be his contract. The 29-year-old is set to earn $4 million this season, which could be a bit high for some teams, especially given Jackson's unproven resume and likely role as a backup. Jackson's current deal might not be as big of an issue as originally believed, though, as he's reportedly willing to alter his contract in order to facilitate a trade to a better situation.
The Seahawks reportedly would not seek compensation beyond a fifth-round pick (potentially a fourth rounder based on performance). In fact, they may have to settle for less. Several teams would surely like to improve their quarterback depth, and the Cardinals and Packers are reportedly among them.
Seattle reportedly may elect to release Jackson if no trade is consummated.
Jackson has been up and down over the course of his six-year NFL career. He started a career-high 14 games for the Seahawks last season, throwing for 3,091 yards, 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while going 7-7 at the helm.
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