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