He only managed to play three games before suffering an injury which put him on the sidelines for the rest of the season. During Super Bowl XLVII in 2014, he played as a replacement for Russell Wilson, marking the first time in 13 years a backup had played for the Super Bowl. This surprised many as it was thought he would be picked much later. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Download the TMZ App on the Apple App Store, Download the TMZ App on the Google Play Store. Jackson joined Tennessee State University as the Tigers' quarterbacks coach in 2019 after coaching at Alabama State, his alma mater, for a year. According to a police report, Jackson arrived home and kicked in the upstairs bedroom door before getting into a verbal altercation with his wife. Jackson then pointed a loaded gun at her. Jackson spent 4 years in Minnesota before signing with the Seahawks, Bills ... and then a 2nd stint with the Seahawks, where he served as Wilson's backup until 2015. We're told Jackson was involved in a wreck late Sunday night in Alabama, where he grew up. Tarvaris Jackson Wife. Former quarterback Tarvaris Jackson of the Seattle Seahawks was killed Sunday. The couple married in 2014 and together had three children, Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson. Russell Wilson tweeted about his former teammate early Monday morning -- saying, "TJack... you will be missed. I'm Innocent & Still Friends With Meg ... ©2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. During his senior season, he was being watched by Viking scouts who developed an interest in his talent. , Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk. "Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk," said Pete Carroll, head coach of the Seahawks. He was only 36. We spoke with Jackson's former Vikings teammate, Bryant McKinnie -- who spent 5 seasons with TJ -- about the passing of his longtime friend. pic.twitter.com/zcHIPQtMUN, TJack... you will be missed. .Love you man," Jackson's former teammate Russell Wilson, "Tarvaris Jackson was a beloved teammate, competitor, and Seahawk,", "During 2 training camps I competed with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting spot with the Vikings before Favre arrived both seasons," Sage Rosenfels, Jackson's former teammate, said on. Back in 2016, reports surfaced that he allegedly pulled a gun on her following a dispute. Updated 2048 GMT (0448 HKT) April 13, 2020. "My heart is so heavy with hurt hearing of the passing of Coach Jackson,” said TSU's athletic director, Teresa Phillips. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Praying for your family...Love you man. He became an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 season. The best year of his career came when he signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks, when he finished with 3,091 yards passing, throwing 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. TJack loved his family and teammates, and they loved him back. The crash occurred about 7 miles south of Montgomery, his hometown. Statement from the #Vikings on the passing of former QB Tarvaris Jackson. Tarvaris and Lakitta Jackson didn’t have the smoothest relationship. We love you forever @7tjackson, During 2 training camps I competed with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting spot with the @Vikings before Favre arrived both seasons. 7:52 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the scene of the crash ... and they're horrifying. Tarvaris and his wife faced media scrutiny after an incident in their home in 2016. During his time with the Vikings, Seahawks and a one-year stint with the Buffalo Bills, Jackson made a long lasting impression on his teammates, coaches, and friends. Recently, he had been working as a quarterback coach for the Tennessee State football team. The Minnesota Vikings selected Jackson in the 2nd round of the 2006 NFL Draft, with head coach Brad Childress calling the QB a "diamond in the rough.". © 2020 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Tarvaris leaves behind a wife, Lakitta. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Tarvaris Jackson died on Sunday, April 12, after being involved in a car accident, Tarvaris was picked in the second round of the NFL's 2006 Draft, Tarvaris leaves behind three kids, Tarvaris, Takayla and Tyson Jackson, Tarvaris played in Super Bowl XLVII in 2014, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Tarvaris Jackson-- who famously backed up Russell Wilson in Super Bowl XLVIII -- has died in a car crash.