We have some very sad news to announce.
According to multiple reports around the league, former National Football League quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has died. Jackson, who was only 36 years old at the time of his death, was involved in a single vehicle car accident on Sunday night and was taken to a local Tennessee hospital following the incident where he would eventually be pronounced dead.
Jackson of course famously was a quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks but also spent time in his career as a member of the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings as well. We have included some of his career highlights below, Jackson was never considered a star level player in the NFL but he did carve out a very respectable career for himself as an NHL quarterback.
Although it is unclear exactly what happened to cause the accident, images of the crash show a completely mangled vehicle that has clearly been overturned several times before coming to a stop. Scraps of metal can be seen all over the ground and the car looks like it has been processed through a shredder, it comes as no surprise given these images that no one inside the vehicle survived.
At the time of this writing there have been no reports of any passengers inside of the vehicle with Jackson.
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