Pete Carroll has done his best to provide support for quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, including a major confidence boost by anointing him the starter before he even took a practice snap with his new team.
So it’s no surprise that when asked if Jackson could be Seattle’s quarterback of the future, the Seahawks coach agreed.
“I’m looking at it that way, yeah,” Carroll said. “I think I’m probably more appreciative than (reporters) at this time because we haven’t won enough games to make you excited about it. But I’m seeing the things that he’s able to do that gives us a chance to run an offense like we like to run it and he’s added to what we thought we could do by growing with him and learning about it.
“We’ve got a lot of games now. Hopefully we can keep him going and keep him healthy until we really get a great gauge on him, but he’s got a lot of games to prove it and show his value. I don’t see any reason not to think that he can’t make a lot of stuff happen over a long period of time.”