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Tarvaris Jackson visits the Dolphins

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Seahawks free agent quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will visit the Dolphins today, reports Ian Rapoport. Jackson has been the Seahawks' backup the last two seasons and Pete Carroll has gone on record to state that Seattle wants him back and has been in negotiations to get that done, but it looks like T-Jack is looking to give himself a little bit of leverage.

Jackson has appeared in only four games over the past two years, all garbage time with the Seahawks leading heavily, and has completed 11 of 14 passes. He's been in Darrell Bevell's system nearly his whole career and is well respected and liked in the locker room, so he's an obvious and great fit as the backup to Russell Wilson. Obviously, though, Jackson would like to get as much money in that role as possible, so if Miami is willing to pay more, that might be a better opportunity. Ryan Tannehill, like Russell Wilson, has not missed a game in his three-year career.

This visit comes on the heels of the report by Benjamin Albright that the Seahawks will select a quarterback in this year's Draft with the thought of developing him as Wilson's backup, and also follows comments by Pete Carroll that B.J. Daniels will get the opportunity to catch passes and be involved in the return game in 2015, perhaps signaling a move from quarterback to more of a hybrid WR/RB with emergency QB capabilities.