Minnesota Vikings: Hey Brad! Jackson or Rosenfels?

Travis WackerCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2009

MANKATO, MN - AUGUST 2:  Head coach Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings looks on in afternoon practice during 2006 Training Camp on August 2, 2006 at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota. (Photo by David Sherman/Getty Images)

This whole soap opera, continued from last offseason, has obviously taken a toll on the Vikings organization.

How will Brad Childress handle Tarvaris Jackson, the presumed starter, after hearing that some of Minnesota’s players were texting and calling Favre asking him to join the team?

I think Childress needs to back one of his quarterbacks soon, whether that person be Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels. Childress needs to show his “man” that he supports the guy fully from here on out so that player can build his confidence again.

It appears to me that Jackson would be the best option out of all the QB’s on the roster right now. This is because Jackson already has experience with the organization and how things are run up in Minnesota as compared to Rosenfels who was just acquired from the Texans. Tarvaris appears to be the quarterback of the future for the Vikings.

The game plan also changes depending on which of the two guys is starting under center. Jackson has a decent running game to compliment his passing whereas Rosenfels seems to just be mainly a passer. But, Sage must have somewhat of a running game after playing with that O-Line down in Houston.

But let’s compare Jackson’s career numbers to those of Sage Rosenfels:

Jackson has a completion percentage of 58.4 while passing for 3,442 yards and 20 TDs. He has been picked off 18 times leading to a QB rating of 76.5 through his first three years. Tarvaris has ran for 482 yards and four TDs while losing two of his four fumbles.

Rosenfels has completed 62.5 percent of his passes leading to 4,156 yards and 30 TDs. Sage has also thrown 29 interceptions giving him a rating of 81.2. Sage has ran for 98 career yards and one lonely touchdown. He has also lost four of his 10 fumbles over his nine-year career.

Sage Rosenfels has played in 32 games during his nine years with Miami and Houston. Tarvaris has played in 25 games during three-year career with the Vikings.

It looks like if you were to prolong Jackson’s numbers to equal the amount of years Rosenfels has played then Tarvaris would have much stronger numbers. Thus, leading me to predict that Tarvaris Jackson will be your Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback this upcoming NFL season.