According to reports, Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson sprained his MCL (Medial Collateral Knee Ligament) during the Vikings preseason win over the Ravens Saturday night. The reports cite sources who claim the injury is not serious enough to keep him out of the regular season. But let’s play devil’s advocate here for a second: What if he misses a couple of games? The Vikes, a legit playoff contender, obviously need solid QB play to reach that goal. Who would fill his place? Let’s have a look:
Brooks Bollinger – Played okay when filling in for Chad Pennington when on the Jets. Could step in, but only as an emergency. Might not even make the team out of camp.
John David Booty – Rookie, out of USC. All he would have to is really mange the offense, making plays when necessary.
Gus Frerotte – Crafty Veteran, who would play solid enough. Knows how to play the position, and still has a good arm.
Free Agents – Daunte Culpepper: Yup, he’s still available. Bring him in for old times sake? You could roll the dice on him, and hope that his balky knee holds up, but that’s long shot.
Hopefully for the Vikes Jackson’s injury isn’t that serious. They have a ferocious Defense, and that’s their strong suit. But, I can’t resist: Brett Favre isn’t looking too bad right now.