Friday, May 21, 2010

Vikings QB Jackson had contacts with Favre

While the playing status of starting quarterback Brett Favre is still pending, the Minnesota Vikings backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been frequently mentioned whenever people had a new speculation on Favre’s decision. If Favre returns, Jackson will remain the backup, and if Favre retires, Jackson is believed to be the top choice of new starter.

On that point, Jackson should wish Favre not to return so that he could finally have his starting job back. However, Jackson seems quite satisfied with his current backup role and has a good personal relation with Favre, who made a sudden mind change last offseason to put on Minnesota Vikings jersey and took the starting job away from Jackson. Jackson earned that job hard after offseason competition with Sage Rosenfels and he was so disappointed with change that he had asked for a trade. Jackson eventually accepted the fact and stayed with the Vikings as a No.2 quarterback.

During this offseason, similar Favre drama has been going on, and Jackson has been always calm with what was happening and would happen. He recently told reporters that he exchanged text messages with Favre sometimes about “life stuff”. Such words of course caused him to be asked about Favre’s decision on his playing status in 2010 season, however, Jackson resembled Vikings head coach to say that he did not ask Favre that kind of questions. He also said that he would be anyway fine whether Favre returns or not.

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