In a news flash that will not surprise anyone in the NFL, Vikings quarterback Tavaris Jackson told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he does not expect the Vikings to tag him with a restricted tender offer. Tavaris might be the only football mind who thought the Vikings might try to retain him.
Minnesota’s love affair with Brett Favre the past two seasons has made it crystal clear that Jackson is not in their future plans.
Jackson is one of nine Vikings free agents with less than six years of service, which means the Vikings can tag them with a one-year tender by 3 p.m. on Thursday. That might mean nothing, of course, in light of what the new Collective Bargaining Agreement will look like after Thursday night.
Jackson may attract some interest as a backup-perhaps to a team like the Eagles if they do trade Kevin Kolb.