The demoted Vikings quarterbacks met with the media Tuesday before Favre, although they didn’t require a gigantic conference room for the proceedings. Or a somber-sounding introduction from Brad Childress.
Jackson was asked about a previous report that he would want out if Favre joined the team.
“I heard about that. I never said that. I never said anything like that at all,” Jackson said.
Jackson was asked for his reaction to Favre’s signing.
“I really don’t have a reaction. I’m just taking it day by day right now. I just came out here trying to get ready for the game Friday.”
Jackson could get caught in a numbers game in Minnesota whether he wants to get traded or not. Sage Rosenfels got paid good guaranteed money and should remain, so the team may have to choose between Jackson and John David Booty.
Rosenfels was hoping to finally be the man for the first time in his career, but didn’t let his emotions show during what must have been a crushingingly disappointing day.
“I’m just going to keep working. Keep working, stay ready, stay focused and be ready when this team needs me,” Rosenfels said.
Unless Favre’s consecutive games streak finally ends, the Vikings won’t need Rosenfels or Jackson for much this year.