Tarvaris Jackson lost his chance to be the Minnesota Vikings’ starting quarterback in 2009 when Brett Favre showed up at training camp. And with Favre’s track record, Jackson has no way of knowing whether he’ll have a chance to be the Vikings’ starting quarterback in 2010.
But Jackson still says he wants to remain in Minnesota.
Jackson told Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press that he wants to stick around, although he says he’s heard nothing from the team about a new contract. Jackson will be a restricted free agent this off-season.
If Favre comes back, Jackson would obviously be returning as a backup, and even if Favre retires, Jackson might not earn the starting job in Minnesota. And since Favre may change his mind about his future multiple times during the spring and summer, the reality is that if Jackson does stay with the Vikings, he’s due for an off-season of uncertainty.