Former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson passed away in a car crash this weekend
On Sunday night, former NFL Quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash. A Tennessee State University spokesperson said that the wreck took place in Alabama. Jackson had been serving as Tennessee State’s Quarterbacks Coach since 2019.
Tarvaris Jackson was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings and played with the Vikes from 2006 to 2010. During that five-year stretch, Jackson started in 20 games for Minnesota and compiled a 10-10 record. He had his most success as a starter in the NFL during the 2007 season when he led the Vikings to an 8-4 record in 12 starts.
After his tenure in Minnesota, Jackson went to the Seattle Seahawks, where he spent one year and was eventually traded to the Buffalo Bills in 2012. In June of 2013, the Bills released Jackson who then signed with the Seahawks three days later. Jackson earned himself a Super Bowl ring during his final three years in the NFL. He went on to become a free agent following the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Jackson had been coaching the last two years. He was a Graduate Assistant for Alabama State in 2018, and he later became the Quarterbacks Coach of Tennessee State University in 2019.
According to an Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crash only involved a single vehicle and took place at 8:50 PM last night. Jackson is survived by his wife and three children. Tarvaris Jackson was 36 years old.