Minnesota Vikings: Is Sage Rosenfels Being Shoved Aside in the No. 2 QB Job?

August 31, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It was obvious from the start of the preseason games that the Minnesota Vikings lacked a backup QB situation.  Tarvaris Jackson has been treated as the starting QB all along, and the first two preseason games were no different.
Both quarterbacks, Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels, have different tools that they can offer the Vikings when they are on the playing field. Tarvaris Jackson is more of an outside scrambler, while Rosenfels is more of a typical pocket passer that will try to throw the ball away.
The preseason numbers for both players:
Sage Rosenfels: 30-47 392 yards and four TDs Tarvaris Jackson: 10-18 58 yards and zero TDs  
Outside the numbers, Sage has looked more comfortable with the offense than Jackson ever has in his years with the Vikings. If Brett Favre were to go down this season, Vikings Coach Brad Childress seems to think that Jackson is the best option to replace him.
The coaching staff has kept a clos...

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