With Brett Favre about to be added to the fold, the Vikings knew they had to get rid of one of their excess quarterbacks. Well, on Thursday the hammer fell…on Sean Glennon, a non-draftee the Vikes signed as a free agent.
All kidding aside: clearly, when Favre signs, somebody is going to have to go. The obvious choice for axing would be John David Booty; not only is he already superfluous anyway, but getting rid of him would save Brett the unpleasant task of having to knuckle-punch him in the arm until he agreed to give up his number.
Some have argued, however, that it makes more sense to dump Tarvaris Jackson, who, with Favre on the team, would seem just as worthless as Booty. I disagree though. We must keep in mind that Favre will be 40, and didn’t exactly finish strong last season. Should Brett’s arm go out, I would rather have Sage Rosenfels take his place at the starter with Tarvaris backing him up, than be stuck with only Booty as the back-up behind either Sage or Tarvaris. It’s not like Tarvaris is making a ton of money anyway; plus, who knows, maybe Brett’s presence would prove beneficial to him.
Just don’t ask Brett to mentor Tarvaris. We know he doesn’t like that kind of talk.