Aug 30, 2012; Detroit, MN, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (7) against the Detroit Lions in a preseason game at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

The Buffalo Bills, Tarvaris Jackson and a second chance


When Free Agency hit, I for one did not think Tarvaris Jackson would be back as part of the  Buffalo Bills.  I thought he might be one of the first out the door.  I was dead wrong.  Jackson was one of the first to resign with the Bills and make a statement that he was competing for the starting job.  This statement was also backed by Marrone that their would be a competition by resigning Jackson as well as going out and signing Kolb.

Jackson was brought in last year as more of a security blanket for the Bills and their coaching staff, but was never given the opportunity to get on the field, ever.

With Marrone and Hackett at the helm for the offensive development, they bring to the table a combination of West Coast philosophy and an up tempo pace.  Jackson will have the upper hand coming into training camp as he has been a part of Minnesota and Seattle that run the West Coast offense.

“[The] first thing I thought about when coach Hackett talked about the up-tempo offense is it’s something that we did in Seattle,” said Jackson. “[Playing up-tempo] was one of the things we did pretty well, so I’m familiar with it and I’m kind of excited about it.”

With Seattle, in 2011, Jackson was able to throw for 3,091 yds, 14 Touchdowns, 13 Interceptions and had a 60.2 completion percentage.

As with everyone that is a part of the Bills squad, this year is a new year and new experiences that for Buffalo Bills fans will break the playoff drought.

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Information taken from buffalobills.com


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