So even though Sage Rosenfels generated a 95.4 passer rating and Tarvaris Jackson landed before the Kordoza line with a 53.5, the question of whether Rosenfels or Jackson will lead the offense in Week One at Cleveland remains unsettled.
Vikings coach Brad Childress said Saturday that he intends to give Jackson the start for the team’s next preseason game.
“I thought he had a decent rhythm,” Childress said of Rosenfels, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I thought he knew
where he was looking. He got the football up the field, checked it down
a little bit, had a good command. So he started off this week, and
Tarvaris will kick it off next week against Kansas City.”
The key will be whether Rosenfels or Jackson starts the third preseason game, since that’s typically the closest thing to a dress rehearsal for the regular-season opener.