Tarvaris Jackson To Stay the Starter at QB in Minnesota

NFLGridironGabSenior Analyst IDecember 22, 2008

He didn’t have a good game vs the Falcons on Sunday, but that is not going to cost QB Tarvaris Jackson his job. Vikings coach Brad Childress today said Jackson will remain the starting quarterback for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the New York Giants.

Jackson went 22-of-36 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in yesterdays 24-17 home loss to Atlanta. He also lost two fumbles and mishandled a snap in a shotgun formation, resulting in a 22-yard loss.

“He’s done enough to be able to start in the season finale,” Childress said of Jackson.

Jackson was the NFC Offensive Player of the Week two weeks ago in the win over the Cardinals, and the Vikings may need that type of performance vs. the Giants in the season finale, as the North very well may be on the line if the Bears win tonight vs Green Bay and next week at Houston.

Jackson will stay the starter over 37-year-old Gus Frerotte, who was not happy with not being put back in the starting lineup last week.