ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Bills have a new backup quarterback, trading a draft pick to Seattle for former Seahawks and Vikings starter Tarvaris Jackson.
Jackson, a former second round pick, comes over after losing out to Russell Wilson for the starting job in Seattle.
He threw for 3,091 yards last season, making 14 starts for the Seahawks, only to see the team sign Matt Flynn and draft Wilson in the offseason.
Earlier Monday, the Bills released Vince Young, who had been the front-runner for Buffalo's backup QB job until a rough game Saturday night against Pittsburgh.
Tyler Thigpen and Brad Smith are the other quarterbacks on the 75-man roster at the moment, and Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey has stated several times that Smith will be the #3 quarterback because of his versatility in the wildcat formation, as a wide receiver, and on special teams.
Jackson will wear number 7 with the Bills. Buffalo did not disclose which draft choice will be sent to Seattle in the trade.