Tarvaris Jackson is on his way to the Buffalo Bills, according to Ian Rapoport and Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network. Both reporters tweeted that the Bills and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to the trade, with terms not yet finalized.
It's likely bad news for Vince Young, who had been the backup to Bills starter Ryan Fitzpatrick through training camp and the preseason. Young has not looked good, going 25-of-52 for 276 yards in three appearances. He never found the endzone and was picked off twice.
He hadn't even clearly beaten out Tyler Thigpen for the number two job. Brad Smith, quarterback/wide receiver, is on the roster, too.
Jackson, meanwhile, had barely gotten on the field for Seattle in the preseason, as Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson have battled for the starting job. He's only thrown five passes, all of them coming in Seattle's 44-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday. He completed three of them.
Jackson did have a reasonable 2011, though. In fourteen starts for the Seahawks, Jackson completed 60.2 percent of his passes for 3,091 yards, and he also had more touchdowns than interceptions ‒ 14 to 13. They're not superstar numbers, but they're the numbers of a pretty good number two quarterback.