Tarvaris Jackson on Sage Rosenfels Deal

Tarvaris Jackson told Sirius NFL Radio that he expected (via Access Vikings) the team to make a quarterback move, and therefore wasn’t taken off-guard when the Sage Rosenfels trade was completed:

It wasn’t really a big surprise. I kind of figured they were going to make a move somewhere. I really didn’t know exactly if it was going to be in the draft or wherever but I knew I was going to have to compete with somebody sometime this year. So it really doesn’t matter exactly. I just know the only thing I can do is just take care of my part and that’s what I’ll try to do.

Yeah, but I imagine Tarvaris would’ve felt more comfortable competing with a guy like Gus Frerotte who was old and in the last year of his contract.  Or a new draft pick who was even greener and more clueless than him.  Sage Rosenfels is the best competition Jackson has had in his Vikings career (which doesn’t say a lot for the level of guy the team has generally brought in).  But, Jackson still has some advantages:  He’s been in the offense longer.  He has better physical tools than Sage.  And, most importantly, he’s Chilly‘s guy, meaning Chilly will probably give him a little longer leash.  The best thing about all this is that I won’t have to wonder what to blog about once camp starts.

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  • Mike

    Chilly is becoming a master at bringing in marginally better competition for his pet project without overwhelming him with someone really good.  The thought of another year of T-Joke and a backup to fill in is depressing, especially since it means All Day will likely be smashing into 8 and 9 man fronts again. 

  • meoden

    What Chilly won’t understand, and so TJ too, that TJ will make stupid mistakes along the games next year, just enough to ruin the whole foot ball season. Have to admit TJ may have a strong arm, fast legs, but his brain is so little, much like Chilly. It has been 4 years in the making, TJ still refuses to be the real QB. Will some one get this idea into Chilly and TJ head.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    How long do we as hardcore Vikings fans have to watch the same old song and dance at the quarterback position? It’s a wonder that we got enough people to fill the seats for our first playoff in many years. How long can you keep the same guy in there, who seems like he can’t go one game without throwing an INT, especially the ones returned for TD’s the other way, you know about those momentum breakers that T-Jay is famous for? Jay Cutler is out there, yet the Vikes will  find another way to miss a chance to finally get a top QB. If we had a top organization in Minnesota, Cutler would be in a Vikings uniform by now, what are we waiting for? 

  • Mike

    Bernie, you need a weekend vacation with Tawny, because Denver will demand a QB in exchange and the Vikings don’t have a QB anybody wants.