Frazier: Vikings may have to sign quarterback to start Monday

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.

56 responses to “Frazier: Vikings may have to sign quarterback to start Monday

  1. You think turf toe would have kept Favre from playing?

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

  2. 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?

  3. 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*

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. What did I say yesterday?

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

    Let the good times roll

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. “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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Chacuncey Pullpecker was outplayed by all other QBs in daytwa.

    just say no.

    herr harrington has a better deep arm anyway.

  17. 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.

  18. 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?

  19. 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.

  20. 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…

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

  22. 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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