More Reports On Vikings RFA Tenders

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 4, 2010 – 8:19 am

We mentioned yesterday that the Vikings haven’t confirmed any restricted free agent (RFA) tender information, and likely won’t do so until the deadline tonight at 10:59 CT, but that won’t stop external sources from revealing the information.

Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune is reporting that the Vikings have tendered DT Fred Evans at the 2nd round level and QB Tarvaris Jackson at the 3rd round level (explanation of the 3rd round tender here). This means that the Vikings have extended qualifying offers to both players and that if either player signs with another team the Vikings will have the right of first refusal and they would receive draft pick compensation.

We’ll continue to pass along information when appropriate, but remember that this information is only being reported and has not been confirmed by the club.

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14 Responses to “More Reports On Vikings RFA Tenders”

  1. By medicineball on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    The reported third-round tender on Tarvaris Jackson is very disappointing.

    The Vikings have invested four years into him, and he has improved each year. The Vikings made historic errors when they let Rich Gannon and Brad Johnson go. Those two went on to play each other in a Super Bowl that the Vikings did not get close to. Rich Gannon wound up throwing for almost 30,000 yards in his career and won an NFL MVP award, but the Vikings got very little out of the years they invested in him. When Gannon was a Vikings, people said he could never play quarterback. Those same people are saying Jackson can never play quarterback. They were wrong then, and they are wrong now. Brad Johnson also had his best years for other clubs.

  2. By medicineball on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings jettisoned Brad Johnson in 1999 and drafted Daunte Culpepper. That worked out poorly for the Vikings and great for Tampa Bay. The lesson we should learn is to keep talent on the Vikings and not gamble the franchise on a draft pick when we already have a solid player in uniform.

  3. By SkolVikings on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with you Medicine, don’t cut TJ just quite yet. See how he does after he’s a little older. 30 is the new 22 for QB it seems…

  4. By medicineball on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Another thing on TJ. He is a better backup quarterback than Sage Rosenfels, he is younger, and he is less expensive.

  5. By rap99 on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    i wish i had some of what you guys are smoking! TJ BLOWS, the sooner he’s gone the better, if some team is stupid enough to give us a 3rd rd pick take it and run like a frenchmen from a cap-gun!

  6. By fmfan on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    if we lose Tarvaris and Brett retires that will leave us with Sage a lifetime backup who throws more ints the tds.

  7. By BOB on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve watched TJ at camp and the guy is an excellent QB, unfortunately he cracks under pressure. I don’t think that problem is going to go away with age. Sage right now is a thrid stringer awaiting his own retirement.

    This team needs a veteran pro to replace Brett if he quits, or does something else, we need to replace TJ and Sage will be out the door any time.

    Where do we find 3 QB’s of quality fast? Tap the Eagles and Tampa?

  8. By Loomis2202 on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    We had a solid running game before adrian peterson came to the team, they need to trade him. None of the coaches hold him responsiblie for his fumbles.Great players should not choke in the biggest game of they lives.

  9. By dougo on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    I think the vikings if they dont sign westbrook will get a quality running back somewhere in the draft. We need corner help bad and probaly will be a first round selection. And Im just throwing this out their but if Tebow is still around when the vikes pick in second round why not take a chance on the kid, ya hes raw but give him a year or two to develop and you know he would work hard and put the time in studying the playbook.

  10. By Purple on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    It’s kinda quite from the Vikes so far, and it is early but I’m concerned. Yeah I believe the whole don’t fix if it isn’t broken deal, but teams can change with free agency in the blink of an eye….our division has been the most aggressive out of the gate and we have done nothing to improve. CB is tops for need in my mind..may also want to shore up at LB…and OL. Mount is going to be busy in two games this year with Peppers and that alone is reason to worry…we need another young tackle. See a lot of talk with LT and Westbrook too, that would be nice if we can get a guy for a year or two at a reasonable price. LT and AP would be tough to stop….if the line can block consistently……….

  11. By Davon on Mar 8, 2010 | Reply

    We Should Get Vincent Jackson So Him Percy And Sidney And Bernard To Be Together. And They Should Get L.T

  12. By dougo on Mar 11, 2010 | Reply

    I think TJ will be good for us I seriously think that Sage is not our answer if Favre Retires! I think that we should keep TJ and look at getting Tebow!!

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