The Seattle Seahawks will have a new look offense in 2011.
General Manager John Schneider and Head Coach Pete Carroll have elected to go with a little bit more speed.
On Friday the news was made official that the Seahawks had signed quarterback Tarvaris Jackson and wide receiver Sidney Rice. Jackson hasn’t seen much action the last two years because he has been the backup in Minnesota to Brett Favre.
He did have an effective rookie season in 2009 however, completing 88 of his 149 passes for 1056 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions.
Rice, meanwhile, didn’t play for the first half of last season due to hip surgery. It was in 2009 where he became Brett Favre’s primary target, leading the Vikings with 83 catches and 1312 receiving yards. Rice’s contract is five years worth $41 million, of which $18.5 million is guaranteed.
With the decision to go with Jackson at quarterback, the Tennessee Titans picked up Matt Hasselbeck from Seattle. Hasselbeck, 35, will be the undisputed number one quarterback in Tennessee with Vince Young going to Philadelphia to back up Michael Vick and the retirement of Kerry Collins.
In another key signing Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs have signed Steve Breaston from the Arizona Cardinals. The addition of Breaston should compliment Dwayne Bowe in Kansas City quite nicely and offer quarterback Matt Cassel a second viable offensive threat.