King added that the pick could improve to a sixth rounder if Jackson is active for six games this year and the Seahawks couldn't get more because the league knew what position the Seahawks were in. Jackson made too much money to be a third-string quarterback so they had to get rid of his $4 million salary somehow.
The trade will have a profound effect on both teams. The Seahawks have already named rookie quarterback Russell Wilson as their starter after his splendid preseason play outshined free agent signee Matt Flynn. The Bills, on the other hand, slide Jackson into the backup quarterback position behind Ryan Fitzpatrick, which could lead to the release of Vince Young.