The football world got some sad news as it was revealed that former NFL QB Tarvaris Jackson was killed in a single-car accident in Alabama. TMZ reported that Jackson’s car hit a tree and overturned. Jackson was 36.

Jackson was primarily a backup in his 10-year career, playing for the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, and Seattle Seahawks. It was at his first stint with the Seahawks where Jackson had his best season. Starting 15 games in 2011, Jackson threw for 3,091 yards and 14 touchdowns. Jackson won a Super Bowl title in his second Seahawks stint, backing up Russell Wilson at Super Bowl XLVIII.

Tributes for Jackson from people throughout the football community were all over social media including some from his teammates.

[TMZ/Photo: Joe Nicholson/USA Today]

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