Vikings, Seahawks pay tribute to Tarvaris Jackson

The former Vikings quarterback died in a car crash on Sunday evening.
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After former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash on Sunday evening, many former teammates have taken to Twitter to pay tribute upon hearing the news.

"The entire Vikings family is saddened by the news of Tarvaris Jackson being taken from us too soon," the Vikings said in a statement. "One of Tarvaris' greatest attributes was his positive outlook and approach. He genuinely cared about others, was a good friend and will be missed by family, teammates and Vikings fans everywhere. We send our deepest condolences to his family."

Gus Frerotte, who took over for Jackson in the middle of the 2008 season, also was one to offer his condolences.

Along with Frerotte, many within the Vikings organization, from teammates to media members, shared their memories of "T-Jack."

Even Brett Favre shared his thoughts. It was Favre who permanently replaced Jackson as the starter in 2009, but praised his attitude as he helped welcome him to the team.

"My time with the Vikings was very special because the team embraced and welcomed me as one of their own," Favre said to Vikings.com. "Tarvaris could have been anything but welcoming, but [instead he] was pure class and as good a teammate as any I've played with. [I'm] proud to call him friend!! Such sad news."

Jackson wrapped up his career with four seasons with the Seahawks and Bills, winning a Super Bowl with Seattle in 2014 as Russell Wilson's backup. 

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