Little to no speculation has been hazarded as to what fate might await Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson should Minnesota sign Brett Favre to become their starter, mostly because, quite frankly, nobody really gives a crap. It does seem almost certain, though, that Jackson would no longer figure in the Vikings’ plans, making him a prime candidate to be traded. And, if NFL Network’s Mike Lombardi‘s report (via Rotoworld) is true, a trade is exactly what Tarvaris himself would want.
Lombardi says he has been “hearing talk” that a Favre signing would bring about an immediate trade demand by T-Jack, who has been the Vikings’ opening day starter the last two years. Rotoworld lists a collection of teams that run the West Coast – St. Louis, Seattle and Washington – as possibly being interested in Jackson, mostly likely in a back-up role, with Green Bay and Chicago on the outside only because the Vikings would be loath to trade Jackson within the division.
There’s little question that, when the Vikes do sign Favre, Jackson will be the odd man out. Sage Rosenfels seems a much more reliable bet as a back-up – he has enough experience in that sort of role – plus he was just signed to a three year contract, while Jackson is in the final year of his deal. John David Booty would likely be retained as the third QB.