At the time of this post and Schefter’s tweet, Jackson was at 1,044 rushing yards. He will likely break 1,100, perhaps even 1,200 by the end of the season, as the Ravens will likely be playing their starters at least through Week 16 but could rest them in Week 17 as they could have the top seed in the AFC wrapped up by then. Jackson has been an incredible force to watch this season and is single-handedly carrying teams through a playoff run. Congratulations on a terrific season that is still going strong for the MVP favorite.
We've heard this before about Derek Carr. He’s got some athletic skill, and perhaps he should take advantage of it from time to time and move around a little bit. No one is asking him to be Michael Vick or even Rich Gannon, but a rushing first down every now and then would be advantageous toward moving the chains.
“I need to do it better. In the second year of a system, you can get through progressions faster,” Carr said. “In my head I can eliminate certain coverages and then get out and extend it whereas last year I was trying to do it so perfect. And we had too many sacks, and they weren’t all on the offensive line. That’s my fault. I take the blame.”
Carr said coach Jon Gruden has told defensive backs on occasion to jump routes, forcing Carr to consider running. The ancillary benefit is that Brown (once he returns from injury) excels at getting open when a quarterback has been extended. Of course, Carr hasn't always been completely healthy as of late either.
Jul 03, 2016 · 4:15 PM EDT
The Seattle Seahawks were one of the teams to put in a waiver claim for quarterback Connor Shaw, according to Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate.
Shaw was cut by the Cleveland Browns and landed on the Chicago Bears, but he drew interest from multiple teams, including the New Orleans Saints.
The note is a reminder that the Seahawks are in the market for backup quarterback help. Their primary option right now is Trevone Boykin, but the team might not be comfortable going with a rookie undrafted free agent behind Russell Wilson.
Tarvaris Jackson was thought to be a possibility, but he faces off the field issues stemming from an alleged aggravated assault incident with a deadly weapon. Jackson has been the Seahawks' backup quarterback for the past three seasons.
One name brought up recently by ESPN analyst Phil Savage was Michael Vick.
Vick, 36, played in five games with the Pittsburgh Steelers last year. He completed 60.6 percent of his passes but averaged just 5.62 yards per attempt. Vick threw two touchdowns and was intercepted once. He also ran 20 times for 99 yards.