Jackson has not appeared in either of the Seahawks' two preseason games thus far, though was taking first-team reps in practice as recently as the middle of last week.
Complicating the efforts to deal Jackson is his $4 million base salary in 2012, though La Canfora reports that the veteran is willing to alter his contract to accommodate a trade. Another issue is that no starting or No. 2 quarterback has suffered an injury that would nudge a team toward trading what will likely be a conditional draft choice for Jackson, who set career-highs with 3,091 passing yards and 14 touchdowns in 2011, despite playing through a partially-torn pectoral muscle.
If the Seahawks cannot locate a trade partner, Jackson likely will be released. As respected as he is in the Seattle locker room for what he played through last season, $4 million is a lot to pay a No. 3 quarterback who is not a part of the team's future plans.