Jackson trade official

The trade sending quarterback Tarvaris Jackson to the Bills for an undisclosed draft choice is official.

The Seahawks and Bills began working on the deal over the weekend, but it was not finalized until this morning.

Jackson started 14 games last season, his only one with the Seahawks, but became expendable after the Seahawks drafted Russell Wilson and signed veteran Matt Flynn in free agency. Coach Pete Carroll announced Sunday night that Wilson has won the starting job and Flynn will serve as his backup.

“Tarvaris, all that we’ve ever seen from him is that he’s a great competitor and a perfect guy to have on your team,” Carroll said. “Because of our situation and the opportunity with the guys that we have, he deserves a chance to be playing. Buffalo came after him and I hope it’s a good thing for him.

“He did a great job for us and provided everything you’d ever want to see out of a competitor on your team. We think the world of him.”

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