Leslie Frazier will meet with the Vikings media for the first time as interim head coach this afternoon. Surely one of the first questions will be: Who is your starting quarterback this week?
Frazier could delay the decision until the team reconvenes on Wednesday, but we suspect he’ll want to make his intentions clear right away.
There is one train of thought that says it’s time to put Brett Favre out of his misery and bench him. The team needs to see what it has with Tarvaris Jackson. Heck, maybe Favre wants to “re-evaluate” things further even though he is likely happy about Monday’s move.
There is another train of thought that says the Vikings know precisely what they have in Jackson. He’s a free agent after the season and doesn’t seem particularly likely to be part of Minnesota’s quarterback solution, no matter who is the head coach.
“Those of you calling for Tarvaris Jackson should know that the only coach in football who believes in him got fired today,” ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert wrote.