Former Minnesota Viking quarterback Tarwaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, according to NFL media, according to Ian Rapoport.
The former #Seahawks-QB Tarvaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, a spokesman for his employer in Tennessee said. Jackson, 36, was a coach at TSU Buy More. With Seattle, he also played for #Vikings and #Bills.
– Jan Rapoport (@RapSheet) 13. April 2020.
Jackson was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, and played school football in Arkansas and Alabama. He was selected in the second round of the Vikings Draft 2006 in the hope of becoming the franchise quarterback of the team. Jackson became the starting quarterback for the Vikings in 2007 and ran part of the 2008 season before returning to the reserves.
After working with the Vikings, Jackson joined the Seattle Seahawks and became their starting quarterback for the 2011 season. After the season, the Seahawks traded him to the Buffalo Beals, but he never played a single game. Jackson is back at Sychox for the 2013 season, where he served as reserve quarterback for the 2013 season.
After he left the NFL, Jackson became a coach. Jackson goes back to his alma mater to train quality control and quarterbacks. During the 2019 season, he joined the State Coaching Staff of Tennessee to become the quarterback coach. And it seems he has a brilliant career ahead of him in coaching. Jackson was also very involved in public life during his time in the NFL and in his hometown.
Jackson was married to Lakitta Jackson, and they had three children: Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson. This is another tragic loss to the NFL family, which now has three fatherless children.
Thoughts and prayers to Jackson’s friends and family.