What next for Tarvaris?

When Brett Favre was expected to join the Vikings for the start of training camp, the thinking was that the team might try to keep both Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson, given that Rosenfels’ ability to learn the Minnesota version of the West Coast offense would have been impeded by Favre getting most of the first-team reps and Rosenfels and Jackson splitting the rest.

So Jackson possibly would have been the primary backup, with Rosenfels being the guy in 2010, and possibly beyond.

Now, with Rosenfels having the benefit of more than two weeks of camp practices (including several days when Jackson was injured), Jackson is more vulnerable.

Per a league source, Jackson was in the dark on this one, and no decision has been made as  to whether he’ll request a trade or a release.  The problem is that it will be hard for Jackson to establish a position on the depth chart with a new team, given that training camp is over in many cities and winding down in the rest of them.

The Eagles might have been a potential destination, if they hadn’t signed Mike Vick. 

Coincidentally, Vick and Jackson are represented by the same agent, Joel Segal.

So that leads us back to another team that was reportedly interested in Vick.

The Packers.

We floated Green Bay as a possible destination for Jackson on July 14, and we think that the Packers definitely could be in play.  They have two second-year players backing up Aaron Rodgers, and Jackson has started more games than Rodgers.

And that might prompt the Vikings to keep Jackson and his $535,000 around, especially since he will be able to carry with him intimate details of the team’s plans for 2009.

At only $150,000 more than John David Booty, it makes plenty of sense for the Vikings to squat on Jackson for a year, and then to try to slide Booty through waivers and onto the practice squad.

43 responses to “What next for Tarvaris?

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  2. Come on Florio, you’re better than this.
    Booty isn’t eligible for the practice squad. He dressed in most (if not all) of the Vikings’ games last season. Once you dress for something like 6 games you can’t be on the practice squad anymore. You should know this.

  3. The Packers backup QBs are probably just as good as Tarvaris….
    Really, I don’t see why they’d replace them. Flynn was a 7th rounder who ended up looking more competent than the bottom half of all NFL QBs and Brohm is a 2nd rounder who is in year 2. The only way the Packers would have any interest in Jackson is if they decided to give up on Brohm. The Packers are an organization that favors stability and growth of players rather than constant reshuffling. (such as … the Minnesota Vikings)

  4. Jimmy, he was the emergency QB, meaning he’d only play if the 2 guys ahead of him got hurt.
    He wasn’t part of the 53 man roster.

  5. two words, Tyler Thigpen.
    tried to sneek him on a while back and we all know what happened there!

  6. SI.com just listed a post saying Chilly just confirmed in an email that Favre was on his way to mmet.

  7. Florio,
    If you remember, the Vikings already tried to slide a QB onto the practice squad and lost him…. Tyler Thigpen. I don’t think they’ll risk losing Booty the same way.

  8. What’s next for ESPN? What a joke of a network. They ripped Glazer for “not having courage to name his source” when they do that crap all the time. He needs to issue a press release that says ESPN can suck my (wait, not sure if NBC will allow this…). You get the drift.
    I hate Bert Farve.

  9. Bitchplease says:
    August 18, 2009 12:02 PM
    Lol take him packer fans, we sure as hell dont want him
    Neither do we.

  10. everyone in philly should be smiling now… with this old man coming back, it will dominate the headlines now and shift everything away from vick.
    i never thought i’d say these words, but… thank you brett favre

  11. Tavaris Jackson is a 3rd-string QB at best. He was NEVER going to be the “answer” for Minnesota.
    The guy can’t throw an accurate pass consistently, he stays in the pocket too long at the wrong times and doesn’t run when he needs to.
    He could very well be the worst starting QB the Vikings have ever had.
    Look toward the Arena league Tavaris….and maybe only a back-up there.

  12. “in the dark on this one” – That one made me chuckle. This coming from the same PFT that posted earlier this week that Vikings players are openly talking about “when not if” Favre will play.
    Childress: “We’re gonna talk about our 2009 plans now. Tarvaris, please leave the room.”
    That’s probably how it went down, especially if PFT is reporting it on an odd day of the month.

  13. Jimmy says:
    August 18, 2009 11:59 AM
    “Booty isn’t eligible for the practice squad. He dressed in most (if not all) of the Vikings’ games last season. Once you dress for something like 6 games you can’t be on the practice squad anymore. You should know this.”
    It’s actually 9 games. However, he was the emergency quarterback all 16 games – not one of the 45. Not sure what the exact rule it.

  14. Come on….. You beat this around before. The Packers went all last season with two rookies.When PFT included pretty much said A.R. wouldn’t make it an entire season without injury. So now they feel inadequate. Flinn looks good Brohm needs work. Why wouldn’t they do something earlier if they wanted someone different. Thats rite cuz they don’t and there fine where there at. Go Packers!!!!!!

  15. Tough to all the T-Joke fans. He had 3 years and couldn’t get his lazy ass ready. Buh buy!!!

  16. The Jackson experiment is over. Any serious fan knew after his second year that he was in way over his head but Childress’ ego couldn’t handle dumping the guy after wasting a 2nd rounder on someone who was projected as a 4-5th rounder. I can’t believe anyone will give up a draft pick (maybe a 6th or 7th round) for him so he’ll be cut. Spurgon Wynn was the all-time worst Viking QB but Jackson is not far behind.

  17. The Buccs are known for stocking up on QBs but I hope they ignor this one. Enough with the Mediocre QBs. They need to find one with talent!

  18. T-Jack to the Rams. Bulger is hurt and injury prone. Kyle Boller and Brock Berlin are the current backups. Pat Shurmur is the Rams OC and was with the Eagles when Childress and Spagnuolo were there. Makes sense to me.

  19. Fare in an upgrade, period.
    As far as you guys talking about the Booty to practice squad and what happened with Croyle, this is what happened.
    To be moved to a practice squad, the player is actually first released, giving other teams a shot at signing him depending on their waver wire position. KC signed Croyle, who they had to keep on their active roster according to the CBA. It is just the same way that a player can be signed off any other teams practice squad at any given time.
    It is not a common practice, but does happen.
    So, what do the Vikes do, dump Jackson, or try to move Booty to practice squad, or go with 4 qbs?
    I am betting they move Booty to practice squad, but they should dump Jackson.

  20. Who’s gonna start at QB for the Vikings NEXT season? They’ll have a top 5 pick for sure, but I can’t see anyone being worse than the Broncos… Who do you guys plan on drafting after your savior tanks and then retires, again?

  21. “…Jimmy says: August 18, 2009 11:59 AM
    Come on Florio, you’re better than this…”
    No, he isn’t.

  22. The only thing the Vikes will get for T-Jack is a bag full of K-balls, and that’s only if anyone hasn’t been watching him play over the past few years.

  23. Why the hell would we want Tarvaris? We already have a 2nd-round reach pick that sucks, and Brohm is still arguably as good or better than Jackoff. NO THANKS. He’ll make a great backup in the UFL.

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