If Brett Favre decides to play this year, he’ll be the Vikings’ starting quarterback. If Favre decides not to play, Tarvaris Jackson will be the Vikings’ starting quarterback.
The uncertainty surrounding Favre might make it tough for Jackson to prepare for the upcoming season, but Jackson seems to have accepted that there will be some days when reports surface indicating Favre will play, and other days when reports surface indicating Favre will retire.
“It’s always back and forth with Brett,” Jackson said today. “It’s his decision. He deserves the opportunity to decide when he’s going to retire or not, whether he wants to retire or not. It’s up to him. Right now, I’m just trying to focus on getting better.”
Jackson has admitted that he was bitter and mad when Favre showed up in August of 2009 and took Jackson’s job, but now he’s sounding a softer note. And really, Jackson is saying the only thing he can say: It’s true that Favre always goes back and forth about whether he’s going to play, and there’s nothing Jackson can do about that.