Tarvaris Jackson Has What It Takes To Lead Vikings

Modler JeancharlesContributor IMarch 23, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 21:  Tarvaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on December 21, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

Sometimes I wonder if Vikings fans are really watching the games, or just looking at the final score.

Most Vikings say Tarvaris Jackson is a joke and that he will never be a starter in the NFL.  Well, consider this.

Jackson has been in this league for about three seasons. He just went through a season where he finished with nine TDs and two INTs along with a passer rating of 95.4

How many Qbs in this league have a QB rating of 90 or higher? This is a player that has increased his rating every year since he has started in this league.

Look at the Vikings' loss to the Falcons last year. Jackson threw for 233 yards, two TDs, and no interceptions, and he also rushed for 82 yards against one of the best young defense in the league.

The way I see it is, for this team to have success next year, Jackson has to be the starter.

He knows the offense and started to have great chemistry with our emerging tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. We all know in the NFL, a nice tight end-QB relationship will go a long way.