With Favre giving his answer to the Vikes early this week, that he will not be joining them for 2009. With that being said the Vikings QB does not have to be a superstar or anything. The player that earns the starting job will need to keep the defenses honest and make plays. Adrian cannot do it all, he is only one man. Right now at least it looks like that John David Booty will be the number three, right now at least. The battle will be between Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels.
It is the starting job for Tavaris Jackson to lose. Last season, he had the starting job, but after 2 mediocre starts. Jackson was then benched in favor of Gus Frerotte after starting the season 0-2. Jackson was playing with no urgency and he was not able to lead capitalize on good field position. After Gus was injured in Week 14, Jackson then was the starting for the rest of the season. He did play better, but to improve in his consistency of competing passes. Jackson knows that this will be it for him to compete for a starting job in a Vikings uniform.
Sage Rosenfels has a much similar story to Jackson. He has been a player that has been unable to solidify a starting job. In his 9 season, he has played in 32 games and has thrown almost as many TDs as INTs. Childress tried to get his in 2008, but Houston was not willing to deal. This past offseason, the Vikes went out and traded their 4th round pick in exchange to acquired Sage. He has much better consistency as what Jackson has shown. He does not give up a sack very often either, with only 19 sack in his career, thus far. If anyone is going to bring the Vikes to the promise land Sage can do it.
# Player Ht. Wgt Years College
4 Booty, John David 6'3" 213 2 USC
7 Jackson, Tarvaris 6'2" 225 4 Alabama State
2 Rosenfels, Sage 6'4" 225 9 Iowa State
BOLD-Denotes Starter last Season