Vince Young was cut by the Buffalo Bills on Monday and immediately following that decision Tarvaris Jackson was traded into the teams QB 2 position.
News of the release was made by Young who tweeted:
”Respect Bills fans. I want to thank the Bills organization for the opportunity and with the organization and my teammates good luck this season.”
The Buffalo Bills moved quickly to restructure the last year of Tarvaris Jackson’s contract and then completed a trade to bring him over from the Seattle Seahawks.
Jackson was set to earn $4 million in 2012 but that contract is believed to have been lessened after the Bills determined it was too much to pay for a backup quarterback. Terms of the new deal have not been revealed since the Bills have not officially announced the shift in personnel. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll however mentioned on Sunday night that both teams were just sorting out some “paperwork” to make the deal happen.
Tarvaris Jackson is already on his was to Buffalo where he will undergo a final physical before being allowed to sign his contract and joining the team for a late-afternoon practice.
The Bills are in desperate need for an adjusted roster as they are currently 0-3 with a Thursday night game scheduled against the Detroit Lions. Jackson will get to show what he’s made of during the Detroit game.
What Tarvaris Jackson might bring most to the team is experience, he is a 7-year veteran of the NFL with a 17-17 record as a starter during his time in Seattle and Minnesota.
Vince Young was under a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, an agreement he made in May 2012.