With all the talk about Brett Favre and his decision to retire finally coming to a conclusion many ask,"What's next?"
Well to tell you the truth, I've been so disgusted with this whole "Favre watch" to be honest with you. The Minnesota Vikings are a deadly team with or without Favre, right? The Vikings showed the rest of the league in 2009 what they're all about. Whether it was defense, offense, or special teams, the Vikings showed signs of greatness.
Now the question remains, will Minnesota have the tools to get to the Superbowl? The answer is yes!
While Brett Favre maneuvered his way into a Vikings jersey, another player stepped aside to allow Brett to start as a quarterback for Minnesota. This player goes by the name of Tarvaris Jackson.
Tarvaris Jackson in my mind is one of the most patient, yet respectful players that are out there in the National Football League. He kept his head up high when he was asked to be the backup to Favre. He sat on the bench and observed the way Brett Favre played.
Now Brett has retired, and its time for the Tarvaris Jackson era! When you look at Tarvaris' stats as a quarterback, you will notice that he's got a lot of upside to his game.
In his four years as a pro Tarvaris Jackson has played 33 games and has held a 58.7 completion percentage. Many may say that this stat is low, but I personally think it's a good number for a young developing quarterback. Moreover, he's got speed. Tarvaris Jackson can jump out of the pocket and elude defenders.
Can Tarvaris Jackson lead Minnesota to a Superbowl?
In his 33 games as a Viking, he's achieved four rushing touchdowns, and has maintained a 4.1 rushing-yard average. Furthermore, Tarvaris Jackson hasn't been given the opportunity to work with all the new players that are on the team. With a newly acquired offensive line and dominant receiver core, Tarvaris Jackson will create a buzz around the league. His technique is smooth and quick with lots of power. With new receivers such as Percy Harvin and Bernard Berrian being targets for him, there's no telling what kind of numbers he may produce.
I believe it's time for the Tarvaris Jackson show. The Minnesota Vikings fans have something great coming to them this season. With Tarvaris Jackson finally getting the proper team behind him to produce, there's nothing stopping Minnesota right now to reach the Superbowl.
My 2010 projection for Tarvaris Jackson: 24 passing touchdowns, 11 interceptions, three rushing touchdowns, 3000+ yards passing.