Posts tagged with: Tarvaris Jackson

Tarvaris Jackson is the best QB in Minnesota?

I’ve said it before, but I really enjoy Bleacher Report.

An article popped up yesterday that caught my attention.

Tavaris Jackson is Still the Best Quarterback in Minnesota

I’ve been on vacation for a while here. But there is nothing that will bring a writer off vacation faster than the speculation by Vikings writer Judd Zulgad that if Favre is in, Tarvaris Jackson is out.

Jackson out? Are you kidding me? Tarvaris has been the model citizen and has taken everything that the Vikings’ boring offensive coordinators have thrown at him in his development. Yes, Sage Rosenfels was brought in to compete. But Rosenfel’s has—what?—seven career starts in a nine-year career with three different teams?

Read the rest of the article HERE

Basically I agree with the main point of the article.  If Favre comes in, I think the Vikings need to cut the loss of their 4th round pick and part ways with Sage.  Has Jackson been great?  No.  Not at all.  But he’s learned from the most boring coach and OC in the NFL, and the only veterans he’s had to learn from in his career are Brad Johnson, Brooks Bollinger, Kelly Holcomb, and Gus Frerotte.  He’s a great athlete who needs to sit under a good QB.  Let him learn under Favre for a couple of years.

Rosenfels, on the other hand, is entering his 10th season as a pro.  Say Favre comes in and stays 2 seasons.  Do we really want to rely on a guy when Favre leaves that hasn’t had a starting job for 11 years in the NFL?

Instead, hang on to Jackson and Booty, and let them learn.

Williams to Jackson: “Get to work, you bum”

Pat Williams recently said in an interview that he feels like Tarvaris Jackson needs to work a little harder. He did conclude, though, by saying that if Jackson steps it up a bit, he could be a “great” QB in the league. (Source: THE VIKING AGE)

Jackson responded that he does feel that he works hard, but he also mentioned he’d “step it up” a bit this summer. (Source: YAHOO! SPORTS)

I think Jackson’s biggest downfall is his confidence. He came out at the beginning of last year, and he sucked. Then he came in when Gus Frerotte’s body fell apart from old age, and he played decently well… until the playoffs, when he lacked confidence and started to suck again.

I do think that it’s the job of an NFL player to put the lack of confidence behind you and do your job, but I do feel a little bad for the guy (as well as Sage) for the fact that they don’t have a clue if they’re competing for the starting job or for the backup job.