Quarterback Breakthrough In Minnesota

Mark JohnsonContributor IMarch 9, 2009

Drew Bledsoe, John Elway, and Terry Bradshaw. When these three names are said, you think of great quarterbacks. What in the world do they have to do with Tarvaris Jackson? Look at these stats, it is worth the twenty seconds.

Tarvaris Jackson

First season: 4 games - 2 TDS, 4 INTs  - 58.0% completion

Second season: 12 games - 9 TDs, 12 INTs - 58.8% completion

Third Season: 9 games - 9 TDs, 2 INTs - 59.1% completion

 

Drew Bledsoe

First season: 13 games - 15 TDs, 15 INTs - 49.9% completion

Second season: 16 games - 25 TDs, 27 INTs - 57.9% completion

Third Season: 15 games - 13 TDs, 16 INTs - 50.8% completion

 

John Elway

First season: 11 games - 7 TDs, 14 INTs - 47.5% completion

Second season: 15 games - 18 TDs, 15 INTs - 56.3% completion

Third Season: 16 games - 22 TDs, 23 INTs - 54.0% completion


Terry Bradshaw

First Season: 13 games - 6 TDs, 24 INTs - 38.1% completion

Second Season: 14 games - 13 TDs, 22 INTs - 54.4% completion

Third Season: 14 games - 12 TDs, 12 INTs - 47.7% completion.

 

These statistics should tell all fans out there who believe they have a read on how far Tarvaris will go—that they have no clue.

Many Viking fans say Tarvaris has shown he can't win. What I find interesting is the fact that Jackson has not played a full season under center, yet the exclamations fly proclaiming Brad Childress should be fired. Be patient Minnesota. We all know he has the God given ability. Let Tarvaris figure it out.