Dec 5, 2010; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson (7) runs for 9 yards against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter at the Metrodome. Vikings win 38-14. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings Interested in Bringing Back Tarvaris Jackson?

Sometimes Twitter makes you just sit there with your jaw hanging to the floor. That happened a couple seconds ago when Jason Cole of Yahoo posted this:


Tarvaris Jackson back to the Vikings? All right, I know what a few of you are thinking. He’s not a bad #2 quarterback. In fact he’s probably more reliable at this point than either Joe Webb or Sage Rosenfels. Maybe. But think about this. If Christian Ponder gets hurt and Tarvaris Jackson is your #2 quarterback? That means Tarvaris Jackson becomes your starting quarterback.

Is that what we really want? T-Jack Redux? Didn’t we get enough the first time? Now, granted, it would be a totally different circumstance. Before T-Jack was in there trying to prove he could start, whereas under this preposterous scenario, he would be strictly a veteran 2 and not a long-term option. Again, maybe there’s an argument to be made for doing this. But forget about reason and logic and all that. Ask yourself this question:

Do you really want to see Tarvaris Jackson back in a Vikings uniform in any capacity?

I think we all know the right answer to that question. That answer is no no no, a thousand times no. With a heaping helping of no on top.

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  • T.J. Young

    Thanks a lot! Now I’m going to have nightmares worrying about this scenario.

  • Dale Ducheneaux

    For god sakes no! I don’t even want Webb as a QB make him an RB or WR!

  • Blitzkrieg

    It’s not totally out of the question for T-jack to return. Brad Johnson has done so before, and Sage Rosenfels is still with the team. If he does though, he won’t be getting back his number from Ponder. It’s best for both sides to just part ways at this point.
    T-Jack would probably be a better fit in Cleveland anyway, and he’d at least be reunited with Offensive Coordinator Brad Childress. He could also go to Arizona since they are desperate, but I don’t think Seattle will let him go to a division rival.

  • Chuck

    If you do, there will be those who make a QB controversy of this. That is why Webb needs to go, too. Ponder is our QB, that is final. Let him continue to grow, remove all doubt. If he has a bad game, chalk it up to growing pains and get him right back to work. If we have a controversy, we have a Salsbury/Gannon QB scenario going on where no one wins, until they are release or traded to another team only to lead them to a super bowl.