You can’t slip anything by Tarvaris Jackson. T-Jack has read the writing on the wall over there at Winter Park and determined there is very little chance the team will attempt to retain his rights by hitting him with an RFA tender before the Thursday deadline. He must have one of those super-charged Charlie Sheen brains.
Jackson revealed in a text message his flash of insight about the Vikings’ plan not to tag him. The lack of tagging will mean that, once the CBA thing is straightened out, T-Jack will be a free agent. I’m no NFL insider but my guess is teams will not exactly be knocking down T-Jack’s door.
T-Jack’s imminent flight comes as part of a major purge of players who were brought in by Brad Childress and generally underperformed. This sweeping aside of the Chilly era is expected to also claim Ray Edwards and Bernard Berrian. The Vikings will be happy to keep the good players Chilly picked up, including Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway and Sidney Rice, all of whom are seeking long-term deals.