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.
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
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
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
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.