In stunning news today, the 0-2 Vikings benched QB Tarvaris Jackson in favor of Gus Frerotte. Jackson is 30-59, ,with 308 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT, and a QB rating of 64.8, and a 39.6 rating in the red zone.
“”I’m just not seeing right now the aggressiveness from Tarvaris that I saw throughout the offseason, training camp, the two preseason games that he played in,” (Coach Brad) Childress said. “And part of it may be experience. I know Gus will give us that. And I know his approach will also lend itself to that.” “”I was very surprised,” receiver Bobby Wade said. “I didn’t anticipate that. Obviously it’s the coach’s decision and the administration’s decision and we have to run with that.”
Jackson has been dealing with a MCL injury, that has hampered him some, but he was expected to lead this team to the playoffs. Now, there 0-2, with the Bears 1-1, and the Packers looking great at 0-2. Panic time? Yes, as evidenced by this move. Frerotte is an experienced vet, who just has to manage the game, and hand it off to Adrian Peterson and Co. But, for a team with that has Super Bowl hopes, turning the reins over to a career journeyman is never a good idea.