Tarvaris Jackson on his lone season in Buffalo: 'I've erased last year from my mind'
Updated 7:29 PM , January 28, 2014
NEW YORK -- Tarvaris Jackson's lone season with the Buffalo Bills was forgettable for both player and team.
In fact, in Jackson's mind, it never even happened.
"I've erased last year from my mind. I don't remember anything from the Bills," he said today inside the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., site of Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day. "It was rough there, but it is what it is. Now I'm here in the Super Bowl, just trying to enjoy that."
Jackson joined the Bills in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks prior to the final preseason game of 2012. That game, against Detroit, would mark the only time he would wear a Bills uniform. He went 0 for 1, with his lone pass being intercepted. He was inactive for all 16 games in the regular season.
"I have no idea why I was even brought there," Jackson said. "It was a different situation. I don't know what the plan was when I was brought in. I'm past that now. I'm just trying to take this all in and enjoy this and hopefully get a Super Bowl."
The Bills re-signed Jackson after the 2012 season to a one-year contract, but cut him before minicamp in June. He pocketed $500,000 from the team in that deal, meaning the Bills paid Jackson $2.25 million over a little more than a season.
"A lot of people have been asking me about how it feels coming from Buffalo last year and being back in Seattle this year ... I never wanted to leave Seattle in the first place," Jackson said. "It's a good feeling being in a place where you're winning games. That Buffalo situation is over with."
Jackson is the backup to Russell Wilson with the Seahawks, who carry only two quarterbacks on the roster. Wilson has stayed healthy this season, meaning Jackson has only thrown 13 passes, completing 10 of them for 151 yards and one touchdown. He has a quarterback rating of 140.2 in the limited work.