We Want You Back, Come Back #4!

Nathan WekContributor IApril 19, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 (C) and Tavaris Jackson #7 of the Minnesota Vikings look on dejected from the bench late in the game against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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This Monday the Minnesota Vikings resigned quarterback Jackson to a 1 year deal worth just over 1 million dollars.  With the draft upcoming it is still very unclear to fans of the Vikings to know which direction the team will go.  Some fans say that the Vikings need to address their pass defense which in the past years has only seen very little progress.  Others believe that the Vikings should sign a Defensive tackle to learn the ropes of Pat Williams because he has basically one more year left and he will probably call it quits.  Still the Vikings continue to wait on the Silver Fox to make a decision if he will return for his 20th year in NFL and go off into the distance in Dallas just like Elway did.  

The Vikings organization said recently that if a rookie such as Jimmy Clausen the QB from Notre Dame would drop all the way to the 30th pick in the NFL draft that he would be hard to pass up.  A recent mock draft showed Clausen not even in the 1st round anymore, which means it is very possible for Clausen to find his way onto the Vikings roster this fall.  Clausen is thought by some to be a bust, and by others to be a Jay Cutler like quarterback.  The organization in Minnesota needs to seriously look at Jackson and see if he is the future of this team, or if we need to look elsewhere.  If Clausen does fall, the vikings could snatch him up and then "when" Favre comes back; yes when he comes back he could sit a year and watch one of the best quarterbacks in history play the game.

The learning experience would be absolutely off the hook and a dream for most young quarterbacks in the league.  There is one issue that remains if this all does happen, the Vikings will have 4 quarterbacks by the start of the 2010 season.  It will be very interesting to see what direction the Vikings will go in the draft this season.  Don't forget the Vikings still have Sage Rosenfels who is considered by the Vikings to be a very good decision making quarterback, but he just hasn't gotten his shot.  

NFL network did a spot on the Vikings this past week and they talked about if Favre returns the Vikings are automatically in the running to return to the point they were last year.  The only difference is hopefully they will be more experienced then.  Jackson on the other hand has been prov-en to have  good games, but as well have bad games.  Consistency has been his number one issue and sticking to his instincts has been another issue.  It is not guaranteed that Clausen, Sage, or Jackson would put the Vikings in the running again, but Favre has prov-en to do so and right now it looks like the Vikings have no other option then to wait.  Worst thing that happens is he retires (which he wont) and the Vikings go with something they already have. So for the sake of the Minnesota Vikings, we ask you please Favre come back for one more year.  At the very least he can be a role model to the younger players and other quarterbacks.  Favre is a leader, friend and a role model for many and "WHEN" he comes back the Vikings will once again be ready for another shot at the big dance.