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Frazier: Vikings may have to sign quarterback to start Monday

Tarvaris Jackson, Barry Cofield

The quarterback situation in Minnesota has rapidly gone from bad (Brett Favre) to worse (Tarvaris Jackson) to possibly ugly (undecided.)

Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday Jackson’s status for Monday’s game against the Bears is “in jeopardy” because of turf toe.  Frazier did not sound optimistic about Jackson and mentioned Joe Webb could get first team reps on Thursday.

Frazier also said they are looking at 8 different quarterbacks outside the organization that could possibly start the game.  (Florio mentioned Patrick Ramsey is one of them.)

The most optimistic part of Frazier’s press conference was surprisingly regarding Brett Favre’s status.  Frazier sounded hopeful Favre could will play again, possibly this week.  An ultrasound on Favre’s shoulder and neck came up negative. Injured reserve is not currently an option for Favre.

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56 Responses to “Frazier: Vikings may have to sign quarterback to start Monday”
  1. wetdentist says: Dec 14, 2010 4:59 PM

    jeff garcia!

  2. shackdelrio says: Dec 14, 2010 5:01 PM

    Bring Tommy Kramer out of retirement.

  3. cav2ya says: Dec 14, 2010 5:02 PM

    Jeff Garcia might be up for tossing some passes… although, he won’t want to give it up….

    Isn’t Chis Simms out there as well?

  4. joetoronto says: Dec 14, 2010 5:03 PM

    You think turf toe would have kept Favre from playing?

    Hate all you want, but they don’t come any tougher than Brett Favre.

  5. kevinrohling says: Dec 14, 2010 5:06 PM

    Test comment

  6. r8rsfan says: Dec 14, 2010 5:07 PM

    JaMarcus! His drug of choice matches the team colors. And if he spit up some of that purple drank nobody would even see it. Seriously, just how bad must he be that he hasn’t got an opportunity ANYWHERE yet?

  7. cusoman says: Dec 14, 2010 5:08 PM

    Like I said before, this is the price you pay for bringing in the Grey Gunslinger, and I’m ok with that. This team needs a fresh start from the rag tag group of now has-beens that the Colonel assembled, and I welcome it. This will all be just remembered as a bad dream some day. Remember that all great teams current and past have all had their truly down times before being great again, that’s what’s so awesome about the NFL, unlike *some* sports… *cough*

  8. vikadontis98rex says: Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM

    PLEASE START JOE WEBB!

    There is no reason not to at this point. We are statistically out of the playoffs, so bringing in someone to win a couple more games than Webb could make no sense. Instead, play Webb at QB, let him get a couple NFL games under his belt this season and see if he can actually play QB. Worst case scenario, Webb does terribly at QB, we lose out the season, get a higher draft pick, and we play Webb at WR next year.

  9. jimmysee says: Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM

    It is amazing that when TJ has a chance to show what he can do and win the starting job next year — he does not do everything he can do to win that job — and get on the field.

  10. vikadontis98rex says: Dec 14, 2010 5:10 PM

    Joe Webb didnt look that bad yesterday. Nerves of a big game against the Giants down 18 and he still looked solid. Let him play against the Bears and show off his incredible athleticism that has him being reported as the most athletic player on the Vikings according to the coaches.

  11. 1historian says: Dec 14, 2010 5:12 PM

    The Vikings bet everything on Favre having one more good year in him and then hooking him up with Randy Moss.

    Couldn’t have turned out worse – the team is imploding, not to mention the stadium

  12. chipwade says: Dec 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    Sage Rosenfels (Trade, knows the offense)
    Jeff Garcia
    Dante Culpepper
    Hell even Jeff George

  13. kingviking414 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    Anybody know where Randall Cunningham is?

  14. medtxpack says: Dec 14, 2010 5:15 PM

    bring on joe webb, he cant be worse than skelton in AZ

  15. deweyaxewound says: Dec 14, 2010 5:16 PM

    Bears get a broken-spirited division rival and a 3rd string QB (possibly) at a “neutral” field (probably), while the Pack have to go into freakin’ Foxboro to play the league’s hottest team, and without Rodgers (probsibly)…

    Could the stars align any better for the Bears?
    No.
    Can they still find a way to screw it up? Probsibly.

  16. justanotherdummy says: Dec 14, 2010 5:18 PM

    I ran a triple option in high school, ready to go coach!

  17. andyprough says: Dec 14, 2010 5:19 PM

    What did I say yesterday?

    Bring back Culpepper, Smoot, Moss, and the Party Boat

    Let the good times roll

  18. profootballwalk says: Dec 14, 2010 5:20 PM

    Patrick Ramsey? How about Patrick the Starfish? What a disaster.

  19. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 14, 2010 5:23 PM

    They should have stuck with Sage!

  20. igottz5onit says: Dec 14, 2010 5:23 PM

    What is Leinart up to these days?

  21. wallacejay says: Dec 14, 2010 5:25 PM

    Bring back Dante so he can get his roll on!!

  22. cowboyerik says: Dec 14, 2010 5:33 PM

    FARVE! BEAT DA BEARS!!!!

  23. hobartbaker says: Dec 14, 2010 5:38 PM

    Tarv is listed as doubtful with turf toe. Favre is listed as optimistic, with turf ankles, turf shoulder, turf bicep, turf neck, turf chin, and third degree turf burns covering his face. Making it a reddish-grey in color.

  24. gtater10 says: Dec 14, 2010 5:39 PM

    Isn’t Tarkenton going to be in town for the celebration anyway? Get him under center!

  25. nfldoc says: Dec 14, 2010 5:42 PM

    It doesn’t matter…the O-Line sucks.

  26. kcfanatic says: Dec 14, 2010 5:50 PM

    Oh Please Jeff George!

  27. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 14, 2010 5:54 PM

    Fran Tarkenton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. steelersmichele says: Dec 14, 2010 5:58 PM

    joetoronto says: Hate all you want, but they don’t come any tougher than Brett Favre.

    Hate all you want, but I think Ben happens to be pretty tough ON THE FIELD. And the way Michael Vick was getting hit on Sunday night, he looks to be pretty tough, too.

    I’ll give props to Favre for his streak–anyone who can play that many games has to either be tough to play with injuries or smart enough not to get them.

  29. pkrlvr says: Dec 14, 2010 5:58 PM

    Joetoronto, good point. Turf toe! LOL. You could cut off Favre’s toe and he’d still play!

    Rosenthal, don’t you know the difference between bad qb play and bad offense? Between the crappy play calling, terrible o line, and no Chester Taylor (don’t think Favre doesn’t miss him) or Sydney Rice, how could Favre have done anything differently? He came back to give the Vike’s everything he had and they put a really crappy team around him, much like they did in GB for a lot of years!

    Doesn’t matter who starts at QB, they won’t be successful behind that o line. Just sucks that Favre had to play out his final year like that!

  30. ralphwilsonsucks says: Dec 14, 2010 6:10 PM

    JP losman

  31. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 14, 2010 6:14 PM

    What, no love for Joe Kapp?

  32. slatetundra07 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:20 PM

    After all these years and Favre finally sits the bench and what does the guy who replaces him do?

    Sits right next to him…epic fail!

  33. thegreatwhitemidget says: Dec 14, 2010 6:22 PM

    What ever happened to drew Bledsoe I’m sure he’s looking to get back into it

  34. scoob766 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:22 PM

    Why not just start Favre and get a high draft pick.

  35. uncommon1 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:25 PM

    What about Uncle Rico? Last I checked he can through the ball a 1/4 mile. Worth a look at least

  36. hobartbaker says: Dec 14, 2010 6:31 PM

    “I’m gonna set the bar high”, said Desean, holding his hand about 6 inches over his head. Or around 6 feet from the floor, whichever you prefer.

  37. hobartbaker says: Dec 14, 2010 6:32 PM

    oops, cancel that.

  38. onetimeineverdid says: Dec 14, 2010 6:43 PM

    I think Gary Hogeboom is available.

  39. bigbear12 says: Dec 14, 2010 6:51 PM

    Bears looking at another defensive shutout.

  40. 4dabears says: Dec 14, 2010 7:03 PM

    Nice one ‘uncommon1′. “How much you wanna bet I can throw a football over that mountain?”

  41. gergie1957 says: Dec 14, 2010 7:05 PM

    If he can walk, go get Daunte, No fooling.

  42. ditkaditkaditka says: Dec 14, 2010 7:08 PM

    deweyaxewound says:
    Dec 14, 2010 5:16 PM

    Bears get a broken-spirited division rival and a 3rd string QB (possibly) at a “neutral” field (probably), while the Pack have to go into freakin’ Foxboro to play the league’s hottest team, and without Rodgers (probsibly)…

    Could the stars align any better for the Bears?
    No.
    Can they still find a way to screw it up? Probsibly.

    __________________________

    The Bears play the best team in football while the Packers play the Lions, I guess the Pack will pick up one game…oh wait. Take care of your own business before worrying about the Bears.

  43. brutus9448 says: Dec 14, 2010 7:09 PM

    I feel bad for peterson. 8-9 man in the box everytime. ouch!

  44. kanfan says: Dec 14, 2010 7:13 PM

    call Denver probaly get Orton cheap

  45. kanfan says: Dec 14, 2010 7:14 PM

    oops probably

  46. rick1922 says: Dec 14, 2010 7:17 PM

    MAYBE THEY SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS IN THE SPRING WHEN DID;NT KNOW IF LITTLE BRETT WAS COMING BACK .TARKENTON CAN PLAY THE LAST THREE GAMES FOR A MILLION A GAME AND DUE JUST AS GOOD AS LITTLE BRETT DID THIS YEAR.

  47. commandercornpone says: Dec 14, 2010 7:32 PM

    Chacuncey Pullpecker was outplayed by all other QBs in daytwa.

    just say no.

    herr harrington has a better deep arm anyway.

  48. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 14, 2010 7:47 PM

    I’d like to see what Joe Webb can do. Lot of hype for a guy who’s almost a nobody. At the same time though, I’d almost kill to see Jeff George under center for the rest of the season. Just for no reason other than to let the guy get another 15 minutes of fame.

  49. pervyharvin says: Dec 14, 2010 7:54 PM

    steelersmichele says:Hate all you want, but I think Ben happens to be pretty tough ON THE FIELD. And the way Michael Vick was getting hit on Sunday night, he looks to be pretty tough, too.
    ======================================
    Muttering Ben or Vick in the same “tough” category as Favre is obscene. What was the point?

  50. rockieschef says: Dec 14, 2010 8:13 PM

    Hell,,,,Take Matt Flynn from GB we’re better off without a QB than with him…

  51. mnviking says: Dec 14, 2010 8:34 PM

    ~Play JOE WEBB~

    Vikings should have Sage but the dumby named Chilly traded him.

    T-Jack SUCKS

  52. j0esixpack says: Dec 14, 2010 8:35 PM

    Don Meredith?

  53. md1991 says: Dec 14, 2010 11:23 PM

    Please let Joe Webb start. T. Jack is not the future of this or any team. No add-on QB is going to help. Let Favre be the backup if he is healthy enough.

  54. brintfarvruhsux says: Dec 14, 2010 11:36 PM

    jimmysee says:
    Dec 14, 2010 5:09 PM
    It is amazing that when TJ has a chance to show what he can do and win the starting job next year — he does not do everything he can do to win that job — and get on the field.

    ———————-

    First, put the pipe down…

    Second, he has done everything that he can do WHICH IS JACK SH*T…

    Third, your normal programming will return now…

  55. Deb says: Dec 14, 2010 11:43 PM

    So I’m not allowed to ask if Steve DeBerg has come out of retirement or where they’ve found eight viable quarterbacks?

  56. deweyaxewound says: Dec 15, 2010 11:18 AM

    ditkaditkaditka says:
    Dec 14, 2010 7:08 PM
    deweyaxewound says:
    Dec 14, 2010 5:16 PM

    Bears get a broken-spirited division rival and a 3rd string QB (possibly) at a “neutral” field (probably), while the Pack have to go into freakin’ Foxboro to play the league’s hottest team, and without Rodgers (probsibly)…

    Could the stars align any better for the Bears?
    No.
    Can they still find a way to screw it up? Probsibly.

    __________________________

    The Bears play the best team in football while the Packers play the Lions, I guess the Pack will pick up one game…oh wait. Take care of your own business before worrying about the Bears.
    ________________________________

    “My own business” IS the Bears, brother.

    Hence the worry.

    I’m cautiously optimistic–emphasis on the “cautious”. You ever notice how when we (Bears fans) keep our expectations low, the Bears have a habit of pleasantly surprising us.

    The reverse is also true. (See: last week)

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