Seattle's front office is "talking to a couple of teams" about trading Jackson, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Albert Breer on Wednesday.
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The sticking point is Jackson's $4 million salary, hefty enough to scare potential suitors away. According to the source, Seattle is waiting patiently for the preseason to play itself out, allowing injuries to turn quarterback-needy teams into potential trade partners.
That plan could backfire. Jackson is well-liked by teammates, but front offices around the league have little reason to fall in love with the veteran. Promising work in games could help his stock, but teams also know what to expect. He's a middle-tier starter with a thin track record for winning games, one reason "sources" in these situations often emerge from within a player's camp.
Carroll, if nothing else, knows how to keep it interesting at quarterback.