Should Eagles Trade For Tavaris Jackson?

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 18: Tavaris Jackson #7 of the Seattle Seahawks drops back to pass against of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The debate about what quarterbacks will be behind Michael Vick on the Eagles depth chart this season has been an interesting one.

But for all of the talk, really only Nick Foles has stepped up and played well enough to be considered a legitimate back up.

Which raises the question- should the Eagles make a move for Tavaris Jackson?

According to ProFootballTalk, the Seahawks were trying to move Jackson, who is unhappy in Seattle.

It's hard to believe that the Eagles would be interested in bringing in another quarterback so late into the offseason, but it's entirely possible that they are not happy with either Kafka or Edwards. Kakfa looked awful against the Steelers and it's safe to say they wouldn't feel safe with him starting a game right now.

Edwards has been a dissapointment as well so far. While he looked good against the Steelers, he was playing against 4th string players. He would likely make this team if the cuts happened today, but that does not mean he is the answer if Vick goes down for a long stretch of time.

Is Foles the answer? Foles will end up winning the backup job, but if Vick does go down and Foles is inserted into the lineup, they would be smart to have a proven veteran to back him up. Foles could end up being a good stater in the league, but no one knows how he will react once he plays in the regular season for the first time.

Is Jackson a better option than Kafka or Edwards? At this point he is definitely a better option than Kafka, and probably a better option than Edwards as well. Jackson has a stronger arm than Edwards and is more mobile, but also turns the ball over a fair amount. Last season with Seattle he threw for just over 3,000 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Will it happen? Probably not.

But it is certainly interesting to think about, and likely something the Eagles have at least kicked around.

Follow Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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