Minnesota Vikings Brett Favre got blasted by Buffalo Bills linebacker Arthur Moats on his first pass play, and it appears that Favre won’t return for next week’s game due to a sprained shoulder. (However, it may be more Brett Favre drama, but I’ll withhold judgement until Wednesday’s practice report.) Since the change from head coach Brad Childress to Leslie Frazier, the Vikings had a renewed sense of urgency, and now it’s time for a quarterback change as well.
Tavaris Jackson fared decently for starting, but he only managed the game. However, the Vikings won over the Bills 38-14. Jackson initially had an interception returned for a touchdown from Bills cornerback Drayton Florence from 40 yards out. He settled down and connected with Sidney Rice for 2 touchdowns and for 105 yards. It also helped he had Adrian Peterson in the backfield. Peterson was impressive and returned to his original form with 107 yards and 3 touchdowns on the day. Overall, Tarvaris Jackson ended the day with 187 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on the Bills defense nonetheless.
I believe it’s time for a change in quarterback, despite Tarvaris Jackson’s lackluster performance. Jackson can’t mature as a player grow without starting and making mistakes. Brett Favre has outworn his welcome with the Vikings, and his statistics, gameplay and drama all should culminate for his departure by the close of the season.