Posts Tagged ‘Tarvaris Jackson’

Vikings’ Jackson considered, but didn’t request, trade

Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, who sits in the unenviable position of waiting on word from Brett Favre, said it has crossed his mind that he wanted a change, but he never requested a trade.

Vikings extend tender to QB Jackson

The Vikings have tendered a contract to QB Tarvaris Jackson at a third-round level, according to a league source.

Vikings will give Favre time, want Taylor back

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.

Favre sets NFL mark before leaving early

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’s what I’m hearing early on cut day …

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) …

Who wants a quarterback?

No shortage of experienced (and not so experienced) quarterbacks available, and plenty of teams in need.

Brett Favre looked fine to me

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.

Chiefs talking Thigpen trade with Jaguars

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.

Jackson booed by Vikings fans after replacing Favre

Tarvaris Jackson replaced Brett Favre at quarterback on the Vikings’ third offensive drive against the Chiefs and was met with a smattering of boos.

Favre on the Metrodome field in Vikings purple

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.

Vikings plan to start Favre, play him up to two series

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.

The Vikings plan to keep all four QBs for a few weeks

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.

Some execs think Jackson is odd man out

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.

Fantasy spin: Vikings, Favre agree to terms

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.

Childress not ready to name starting QB

Brad Childress said he is in no rush to name a regular season starter after the Vikings’ first preseason game, a 13-3 road win over the Indianapolis Colts.

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