Perhaps the best way to summarize the Vikings QB situation over the past several seasons is to call if fluid. Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress acknowledged as much on Monday while speaking with reporters at Winter Park.
“I would just say that we’ve been to the third quarterback for all the years that I’ve been here,” Childress said.
Describing the Vikings QB situation as fluid is not a blanket indictment of the caliber of play. In fact, there has been solid and even spectacular play from Vikings QBs recently. But the position has also experienced its share of adversity.
For now, though, the starting position seems to be in good hands with future Hall of Famer Brett Favre at the helm. The backup position, however, still remains fluid.
With Favre as the team’s starter, both Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will battle for the backup job. Childress wouldn’t declare a backup for this Sunday’s game at Cleveland and he also stated that it might remain a fluid situation throughout the season.
“It might (change), it might by opponent, without giving you any leads on it,” Childress acknowledged. “Yeah, I think it could change from time to time.”
Childress also explained the advantage of having 3 players at the position with the ability to step into the lineup and win games. The Vikings currently enjoy that position, with Favre being backed up by veterans Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels.
“All you’ve got to do is look at the numbers of guys with starts in the league, how many started all 16 games, and I think it was sixteen out of thirty-two,” Childress said. “You don’t want (to play multiple QBs in a season), that’s not your first preference. But you need to have good players at that position and those two guys (Jackson and Rosenfels) are good players, as well as number four (Favre).”
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