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Vikings have no plans to bring in QB

Tarvaris Jackson suffered an MCL sprain at practice Saturday, but Brad Childress is doing his best to downplay its severity. 

While the Vikings coach wouldn’t confirm that the sprain was only a Grade 1 sprain, he said the team has no plans to bring in another quarterback to take snaps behind Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty.

That lack of action speaks louder than any words and indicates Jackson shouldn’t be out long.

“I’m not that clairvoyant. He just stayed and treated and it looks like he’ll be just fine,” Childress said.

Even if Jackson is only misses a few days, rather than weeks, Rosenfels has a nice opportunity to get comfortable in a new offense.

He’ll take the majority of snaps with the first team in hopes of gaining on Jackson’s inherent advantage from spending his whole career in Childress’ system.

(Yes, we made it through the whole post without a Favre reference!  Until now.)

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16 Responses to “Vikings have no plans to bring in QB”
  1. stumptown says: Aug 2, 2009 10:02 AM

    A lot of improbable things happen in the NFL so here is my prediction for the Vikings this year.
    Jackson stays hurt.
    Rosenfels stinks it up.
    Booty takes them to the super bowl.
    Stranger things have happened.

  2. Green&Gold4Life says: Aug 2, 2009 10:05 AM

    Seriously? You actually felt overwhelmed at the fact that the last line was necessary? Where is the restraint? Was that supposed to be funny? Just plain pathetic…..

  3. promichael says: Aug 2, 2009 10:10 AM

    Favre Reference: I just hope and pray that it’s not Brett Favre’s intention to come out of, well what ever Brett is in for the 2010 season. Most
    call it retirement. However Brett may call it something else.

  4. JimmySmith says: Aug 2, 2009 10:40 AM

    Why would they bring in a QB? They haven’t had a real QB for years, why start now?
    What’s the over/under on the number of games Childress coaches this season?

  5. gonzolo4 says: Aug 2, 2009 10:45 AM

    Why not take a chance on Vick?
    Didn’t they imagine T.Jackson as a version of Vick anyway?
    Plus they should be able to sign Vick for next to nothing, he could make them playoff contenders in the sorry NFC north.

  6. Glassguy9 says: Aug 2, 2009 10:56 AM

    Nice comment Jimmy!Spoken like a true packer fan who will be looking up at Chicago and Minnesota no matter who plays.What have you done for me lately cheese.

  7. gopher says: Aug 2, 2009 11:02 AM

    Once again the Coach says the injury is not se rious on Jackson, when probably means he is out for the year. The Vikings do not need another qb under the genius of Childress, it is run on first down, run on second down and throw a incomplete pass on third down and then punt. I’m a Viking fan and I’m still waiting for his “kick ass offense” as he said we would see.

  8. mike says: Aug 2, 2009 11:04 AM

    The Vikings have not had a plan to bring in a qb for years.

  9. madM100 says: Aug 2, 2009 11:22 AM

    its too bad every year t-jack has these little annoying lingering injusies that make him miss the preseason or a few reg games. If anything has slowed his developement its that he cant stay on the field. Looks like its gonna be sage this year. Adrian is gonna have to carry the team AGAIN

  10. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Aug 2, 2009 11:41 AM

    gonzolo4
    Bring in Michael Vick? Are you kidding me????? The Vikings barely have a local fan base as it is and you want them to alienate the few fans they have by bringing in that circus?
    That said, people would say they hate them, but as soon as he won his first game, they would be ready to enshrine him in Canton and try to convince everyone they’ve been a huge fan of his for years. That’s how it works here in Minne. There’s still that issue of you know, Mike Vick not being able to pass the ball, something a QB is supposed to do once in awhile.

  11. empty13 says: Aug 2, 2009 12:42 PM

    and t-jack cant throw it either.

  12. chicago mike says: Aug 2, 2009 1:10 PM

    Unfortunately, Chilly will still bring in Farve.
    His job depends on it!
    Over/Under…Your call.
    I say either the end on training camp, or if
    we have no injuries, just before the Pecker game!
    Go Vikings!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. gonzolo4 says: Aug 2, 2009 3:15 PM

    Bring in Michael Vick? Are you kidding me????? The Vikings barely have a local fan base as it is and you want them to alienate the few fans they have by bringing in that circus?
    That said, people would say they hate them, but as soon as he won his first game, they would be ready to enshrine him in Canton and try to convince everyone they’ve been a huge fan of his for years. That’s how it works here in Minne. There’s still that issue of you know, Mike Vick not being able to pass the ball, something a QB is supposed to do once in awhile.
    Look I’m not a vikes fan, but if you need a QB, and the one who just got hurt is suppost to resemble the one that’s available( minus the dog issue of course). Then why not take a chance, i agree however that they’ll hate him. Until he wins that first game, then everyone will suddenly love chilly willy, and vick. It’s worth a shot at the very least, just sign him for a year.

  14. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 2, 2009 6:37 PM

    Booty call!!!!!!

  15. Philtration says: Aug 2, 2009 6:58 PM

    Well their plane is working to perfection so far.
    Stay the course o mighty purple clad Jr. Canadians.

  16. MastaFace says: Aug 3, 2009 12:15 AM

    Why not bring Vick in? He comes cheap and is an upgrade to what they have now. People, including me, will forgive anything for a few wins.

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