The Vikings have tendered a contract to QB Tarvaris Jackson at a third-round level, according to a league source.
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Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said Saturday the team will give Brett Favre time to make a decision on whether to return, and that the team intends to sign free agent RB Chester Taylor.
The Minnesota Vikings didn’t take any chances Sunday — pulling QB Brett Favre in favor of backup Tarvaris Jackson — but the veteran managed to set an NFL record and a team single-game record before exiting.
Here is what I’ve heard so far this morning (at least its morning in LA where we are for the NFL Network cutdown show) …
Posted: Friday, September 4th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: A.J. Feeley, Buffalo Bills, Byron Leftwich, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Jacksonvilel Jaguars, Jeff Garcia, Kansas City Chiefs, Kevin O'Connell, Luke McCown, Matt Cassel, Michael Vick, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Scott Pioli, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tarvaris Jackson, Tyler Thigpen
No shortage of experienced (and not so experienced) quarterbacks available, and plenty of teams in need.
Brett Favre was plenty solid in his first extended action since last season. If Favre can stay healthy and stick to the Vikings’ template, they will be a scary team.
Posted: Wednesday, August 26th, 2009 | Jason La Canfora Tags: Brodie Croyle, Byron Leftwich, Chan Gailey, David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Luke McCown, Matt Cassel, Minnesota Vikings, Paul Smith, Tarvaris Jackson, Todd Bouman, Tyler Thigpen
The Chiefs are willing to deal backup QB Tyler Thigpen to the Jaguars, but the teams haven’t been able to agree on draft-pick compensation.
Tarvaris Jackson replaced Brett Favre at quarterback on the Vikings’ third offensive drive against the Chiefs and was met with a smattering of boos.
Introduced by the customary Viking horn, Brett Favre took the field at 6:20 p.m. local time, with fellow Minnesota QBs Tarvaris Jackson and John David Booty. Sage Rosenfels won’t play in tonight’s preseason game against the Chiefs because of an ankle injury.
New Vikings QB Brett Favre will start tonight’s preseason game against the Chiefs and play one to two series, according to a team official.
Former starting QB Tarvaris Jackson is likely to be shopped at some point, but the Minnesota Vikings are holding onto all four passers for now.
The Vikings now have four quarterbacks on their roster, and NFL execs I spoke to told me they anticipate Tarvaris Jackson being shopped in the near future now that Brett Favre is in town.
Brett Favre’s presence will help the fantasy value of receivers Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. Look at Favre as a viable No. 2 fantasy quarterback and worth a middle- to late-round selection.
In a perfect world, Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress would manage his quarterback competition by giving Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels equal reps in Friday’s preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts.