Vikings coach Brad Childress said Tarvaris Jackson stayed inside Sunday to receive treatment on his sprained left knee, which is expected to sideline the quarterback until sometime next week. Childress even mentioned that “there is a chance” Jackson could be on the field Monday.
“The first 24 hours are a big time to treat those things,” Childress said.
And with Jackson on the mend, do the Vikings plan on signing another quarterback to compete with Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty? Take what Childress said as a no: “I see those guys improving as we go. These guys fight for reps, and they are getting several now. Neither one of them is going to turn to me and say, ‘Hey can you bring in someone else to take these?'”
After Brett Favre decided to stay retired, the Vikings are looking at either Jackson or Rosenfels as the starter, with Booty likely the No. 3 quarterback.