An Argument For Tavaris Jackson


Published: April 1, 2009


... to win fan confidence. And, now that the team has brought in Sage Rosenfels to compete for the job, Jackson will also have to convince his coach, again.

Granted, there have been times that Jackson appeared a bit out of his league. He was drafted in the second round out of Alabama State in the 2006. In a draft that included the likes of Vince Young, Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler, the Vikings thought highly of him. So much that they traded up to get him with the 64th pick of the second round.

After being named the team's starter, there were times when his decision-making was flat out terrible. Then there were moments when every screaming fan knew he should have taken off with the ball or thrown it to an open receiver and he did not. And there was the big interception in the playoff game against the Eagles—all bad by anyone's count. However, I counter that Jackson has grown up on the job and still has the inside track to lead Vikings.

For more than two year...

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