Of the multiple offseason moves by the Seahawks, none looms larger than the acquisition of Gabe Jackson from the Los Angeles Raiders. The 6-3 336 versatile offensive lineman was acquired to make quarterback Russell Wilson a happy man. Wilson’s offseason transgressions are now a thing of the past and time for him and the Seahawks to focus on bigger goals.
Jackson is in his eighth year in the NFL and has played both guard and tackle. A seven-year starter for the Las Vegas Raiders (left guard, 2014-15 and right guard, 2016-20) Jackson started all 16 games last year at right guard. The Raiders offense last year ranked eighth in total offense with an average of 383.3 yards per game. More pleasing to Wilson and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron is the fact that Jackson did not allow a single sack last year.
The Raiders offense was ranked 10th in the league in the fewest sacks allowed.
After one week of camp Jackson has not been disappointed. He has been taking first-team reps and appears on track to be a solid contributor to the offensive line and make Wilson a happy man.