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Vikes will sit tight at quarterback, for now

Despite the arrival of Brett Favre, the Minnesota Vikings will continue to carry four quarterbacks on the roster for the foreseeable future.

Per a league source, the Vikings plan to make no moves, given the possibility that Favre (or maybe someone else) will get injured during the preseason.

We’re also told that, while Favre will start Friday night’s preseason game against the Chiefs, he’ll participate in one drive “at most.”  Tarvaris Jackson then will get the balance of the work with the first-team offense, with Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty mopping up.

In the end, it remains to be seen whether the Vikings cut or trade one of the quarterbacks.  The assumption is that Sage Rosenfels is safe.  Jackson carries a base salary of only $535,000, which makes him an inexpensive No. 3 — and possibly a candidate for a trade to a team like the Rams. 

We recently mentioned the possibility of cutting Booty and sliding him through waivers and onto the practice squad.  The problem, however, is that he picked up an accrued year in 2008, and thus he’s ineligible for the practice squad.

[UPDATE:  Wrong again, Florio.  Booty did not rack up an accrued year in 2008, because he was active for zero games.  So he remains eligible for the practice squad.  That said, he'd still have to pass through waivers before being inked to the practice squad.]

So, in the end, the Vikings will have to decide whether to keep four quarterbacks, or whether to get rid of Jackson or Booty.

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38 Responses to “Vikes will sit tight at quarterback, for now”
  1. norseman69 says: Aug 19, 2009 4:36 PM

    Send T Jack to the Bengals.. and either develop Booty or trade up next year and get T-bow

  2. RagnartheViking says: Aug 19, 2009 4:39 PM

    If Tjax is amiable to it, and Favre is only there for 1 year, I say get rid of JDB. Jackson is still young yet and could be serviceable to back up Sage. JDB is light years away to doing anything in the NFL.

  3. MinnesotaMauler says: Aug 19, 2009 4:40 PM

    I’m sorry Ms. Jackson!!!

  4. Pack_Attack says: Aug 19, 2009 4:42 PM

    Mr. Wilf…Reverend Jackson on line one…

  5. norseman69 says: Aug 19, 2009 4:42 PM

    Trade T Jack to the Bengals, and either develop Booty as the starter or draft T-bow next year (you’ll have to trade up for that one)

  6. akvike says: Aug 19, 2009 4:45 PM

    tarkenton,, you were a huge hero of mine,, but all brett is trying to do is doing something you couldnt get done. So i think you should support your team and help us out instead of hurt us.

  7. Ambrose says: Aug 19, 2009 4:45 PM

    This article brings up a good point. Favre has been so resilient for so long (that means durable to you Viking fans,) that the law of averages must be waiting in the wings by now. I would hate to see him get hurt because I like the guy. But all of the upcoming opposing defenses will be a lot faster on turf than the heavy sod at Lambeau. All it takes is one blindside hit and Santa Claus is gone and Christmas is over. That’s why teams let old guys go. That’s why he is no longer good enough to lead the Packers. That’s why he’s just right for the Vikings.

  8. TheBaySay says: Aug 19, 2009 4:51 PM

    Wow, that is a tough choice for sure. Do you throw out the thing that you’ve never really even tried to use, or the thing that works sometimes but then stops working just when you start to rely on it? Or, which of your old raggedy 1970′s Super Bowl Runners-Up shirts do you finally admit you can’t use to dry off the Minivan anymore? Decisions, decisions…

  9. the real deal says: Aug 19, 2009 4:51 PM

    jackson stinks!, and is a pure bust!
    tavaris “too stupid” jackson

  10. broncoman says: Aug 19, 2009 4:55 PM

    Hey morons…Tim Tebow will be horrible in the NFL…
    Tom Brandstater on the other hand…just you all wait and see.

  11. jimicos says: Aug 19, 2009 4:55 PM

    RagnartheViking says:
    August 19, 2009 4:39 PM
    If Tjax is amiable to it, and Favre is only there for 1 year, I say get rid of JDB. Jackson is still young yet and could be serviceable to back up Sage. JDB is light years away to doing anything in the NFL.
    —————————
    Absolutely correct. Jackson has another 10 years of crappy QB play in him. Hang on to him!

  12. KingDonkoPunchr says: Aug 19, 2009 4:59 PM

    Ambrose:
    “That’s why he is no longer good enough to lead the Packers. That’s why he’s just right for the Vikings. ”
    ————————————————
    Is this the best form of trash talking you can deliver?
    Hahahahahahhahahhahahhahahahah…Lolllllllmao….HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAAHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHHAH……………………………………AHHHHHAHHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHHA
    IDIOT!

  13. L'emmerduer says: Aug 19, 2009 5:07 PM

    actually Booty is practice squad eligible. Only players who are active for games pick up an accrued year. The emergency QB isn’t considered active & Booty didn’t appear in any games.

  14. Ambrose says: Aug 19, 2009 5:12 PM

    KingDonkeyRidr
    Anytime I can get a rise out of a Purple Puppet as quickly as I got to you, tells me my stuff is OK by Packer fan standards. You on the other hand, lots of ……..nananana booobooo. What…are you in second grade? Write something worth reading (assuming you can spell.)

  15. Wrathchild says: Aug 19, 2009 5:16 PM

    Booty…out.

  16. bbq says: Aug 19, 2009 5:35 PM

    The Vikings should get rid of John David Booty.
    There can’t be two number 4s on the roster.
    Problem solved.

  17. MNBV says: Aug 19, 2009 5:47 PM

    I don’t think JDB is eligible for the practice squad. He may not have played, but he was on the active roster for more than 9 weeks. If I am reading this correctly “active” players dress, but may not necessarily play.
    http://blog.sportsbusinessdigest.com/2007/09/03/the-nfl-collective-bargaining-agreement-week-3/

  18. jusford says: Aug 19, 2009 5:55 PM

    Anyone actually believe the Vikings (source)?

  19. Dewey Axewound says: Aug 19, 2009 6:00 PM

    “So, in the end, the Vikings will have to decide whether to keep four quarterbacks, or whether to get rid of Jackson or Booty.”
    Technically speaking, the Vikes really only have two “quarterbacks” right now–and even those are questionable.

  20. HarrisonHits says: Aug 19, 2009 6:08 PM

    T-Jack better be packin’ his bags and have his agent on the phone looking for a new team.

  21. joeyabs84 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:14 PM

    Are all packer fans as stupid as Ambrose?

  22. JoeSixPack says: Aug 19, 2009 6:15 PM

    Of course they’re going to keep 4 QBs – they have to – especially given the new rumor that Favre is now considering retirement.

  23. empty13 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:24 PM

    since childress handed favre #4, he had to have made a booty call. and this after telling favre it’s now or never.

  24. nato2424 says: Aug 19, 2009 6:34 PM

    haha tom brandstater wont even get a shot to start a game there broncoman. the only chance the broncos have in the next couple years is drafting mccoy, bradford, tebow(maybe)

  25. True Fan says: Aug 19, 2009 6:49 PM

    # norseman69 says: August 19, 2009 4:36 PM
    “Send T Jack to the Bengals.. and either develop Booty or trade up next year and get T-bow”
    I like this idea. While T-bow won’t be an elite quarterback in the NFL by any means, he’s creative on the field and can manage the game (exactly what we need with AP in the backfield). Minnesota is already incorporating Florida like wildcat options in the playbook to get Harvin the ball. Along with all of this and maybe most importantly, T-Bow is a winner with great work ethic going to a team full of hard workers who want to win.
    At the same time, maybe T-bow just flat out doesn’t have what it takes to be a pro Q at all. I guess we’ll find out.

  26. KingDonkoPunchr says: Aug 19, 2009 6:52 PM

    Ambrose:
    I don’t get worked up at all. The last thing I am worried about is what anyone says here. I think it’s histerical how you assume what you say gets anyone over 12 upset. Keep dreaming pal and talk all the crap you want. Hate on this, hate on that, blah blah blah… “nananana booobooo” is all I hear when you type about LORD FARVE.
    Keep it up all mighty badass of PFT! Great life you got going for ya. So again I type…. HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHA

  27. empty13 says: Aug 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    they will convert tebow out of a qb and make him disappear.

  28. THE RUBE says: Aug 19, 2009 8:31 PM

    Feeling is Jackson may be released tomorrow and has played his last game as a Viking. It was a good ride with ups and downs. I thought you were our Mike Vick type QB. You had several chances. Good luck if you get shown the door.

  29. mnmaverick says: Aug 19, 2009 8:42 PM

    Tebow is under-rated, all the guy does is win.
    He kind of reminds me of Joe Kapp. Not highly heralded, but he gets the job done.

  30. mnmaverick says: Aug 19, 2009 8:47 PM

    The thing about Tebow is he gets so little respect as a pro prospect that he’d be there in the second or maybe even third round. The Vikings wouldn’t have to trade up for him at all.

  31. Florio Borio says: Aug 19, 2009 9:09 PM

    Dewey Axewound says:
    August 19, 2009 6:00 PM
    “So, in the end, the Vikings will have to decide whether to keep four quarterbacks, or whether to get rid of Jackson or Booty.”
    Technically speaking, the Vikes really only have two “quarterbacks” right now–and even those are questionable.
    ________
    Technically speaking, Dummy Asswound really only has two “brain cells” right now–and even those are questionable.

  32. Ambrose says: Aug 19, 2009 9:26 PM

    KingDonkeyRidr
    Yeah…you don’t get worked up at all. I can tell. Why don’t you prove it by trying to resist responding to me? Typical Viking fan jerkwad. And you spell his name Favre….moron.

  33. jimicos says: Aug 19, 2009 9:47 PM

    KingDonkoPunchr says:
    August 19, 2009 6:52 PM
    Ambrose:
    I don’t get worked up at all. The last thing I am worried about is what anyone says here. I think it’s histerical how you assume what you say gets anyone over 12 upset. Keep dreaming pal and talk all the crap you want. Hate on this, hate on that, blah blah blah… “nananana booobooo” is all I hear when you type about LORD FARVE.
    ————————–
    You might want to learn how to spell his name. Just a suggestion.

  34. Bigskyvikes says: Aug 19, 2009 10:14 PM

    I get a kick out of all the jealousy on this comment board for viking fans. You are all shattered now because the Vikings just turned into a great team. With only minor injuries you other teams are in trouble. This is a non-argueable fact. You have a team that is solid on D solid on special teams, and solid on Offense lacking in game management. Now they have Favre,(did I spell that right for you 12 year old morons) who is better than at the least half the QB’s in the NFL. You all can verbal beat them now, but we will verbal thrash you at the end of the season, Guarenteed! Maybe two seasons. I also get a kick out the child Ambrose, who talks trash and says if this dont bother you than dont reply, what a child acting DORK!

  35. ZN0rseman says: Aug 19, 2009 10:57 PM

    Booty would never make it through waivers, not in a million years.

  36. TEllison says: Aug 19, 2009 11:51 PM

    Try spelling out his name… Tebow. Using a hyphen in place of the ‘e’ doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, just like drafting him.

  37. jimicos says: Aug 20, 2009 9:48 AM

    Bigskyvikes says:
    August 19, 2009 10:14 PM
    I get a kick out of all the jealousy on this comment board for viking fans. You are all shattered now because the Vikings just turned into a great team. With only minor injuries you other teams are in trouble. This is a non-argueable fact. You have a team that is solid on D solid on special teams, and solid on Offense lacking in game management. Now they have Favre,(did I spell that right for you 12 year old morons) who is better than at the least half the QB’s in the NFL. You all can verbal beat them now, but we will verbal thrash you at the end of the season, Guarenteed! Maybe two seasons. I also get a kick out the child Ambrose, who talks trash and says if this dont bother you than dont reply, what a child acting DORK!
    ————————-
    Yes, you spelled “Favre” correctly. Congrats. Now it’s time to work on “guaranteed” and “don’t”. And you ought to stay away from made-up words like “non-argueable”. But you’ll learn more in 5th grade.
    Keep up the good work and maybe Florio will post your picture here some day!

  38. Bigskyvikes says: Aug 20, 2009 7:12 PM

    ————————-
    Yes, you spelled “Favre” correctly. Congrats. Now it’s time to work on “guaranteed” and “don’t”. And you ought to stay away from made-up words like “non-argueable”. But you’ll learn more in 5th grade.
    Keep up the good work and maybe Florio will post your picture here some day!
    Wow it hurts to be corrected for my sepelling, slepping, no, spulling, ah its spelling. Oh and how could some moron forget to spell don’t like this dont!!! Thats an out rage. As far as non- argueable, wow, is this all you got??>>”” something like this. Go Vikes and mark my words, you will be quiet at the end of the season. Hope I spelled everithyng write for yuo Jemenez or is it jimicos, ah well who cares, I just talk football.

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