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Tarvaris Jackson still dying to play

  • Blog Post by: Jim Souhan
  • January 29, 2014 - 2:28 PM

While most of his teammates and coaches were surrounded by reporters on Wednesday morning, Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson sat on the floor, back against a wall, playing with his phone.

``It's been cool,'' he said of his week so far. ``Just chilling, not doing too much. Being bored, pretty much. I don't have a lot to do.''

There's the rub. The former Viking could accept his role as Russell Wilson's backup and enjoy the good life: An NFL salary, the perks of being an NFL player.

Then Jackson looks around the league and wonders why he's not a starter.

``I still think about it,'' he said. ``Of coruse, I’d rather it went a lot different, but I feel like I have nothing to be ashamed of. I’ve actually been thinking abuot it the last few days. Just being here, thinking about wanting to be a starter in this game. Recapping my career,  I unfortunately wanted it to be different, but it is what it is.

``You look around the league, and you're like…maybe I have a chance. But I haven’t played football in two years, so who knows. It’s a different experience but I’m trying to take it in and take it as it comes.''

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Mark Craig and I will be covering the Super Bowl all week from New York and New Jersey. It's cold here, too.

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