Somehow Tarvaris Jackson still has a starting job in the NFL.
I find it difficult to fathom that he is better than a former Minnesota Vikings guy like Daunte Culpepper after a pathetic showing that saw Jackson complete 16 of 35 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown in a 24-19 loss that was capped with a Rex Grossman-esque interception.
Sure his numbers weren't dreadful, or Grossman like. But the numbers don't lie otherwise. A completion percentage well below 50 percent is bad enough but this guy has more weapons than most teams in the NFL. He's got Sidney Rice and Bernard Berrian as well as some guy named Adrian Peterson.
All that and career QB rating of just-around 70 percent.
How does this guy still have a job?
How does Purple Jesus only get 19 carries in this game when he still had 100-plus yards?
It's frustrating to watch a team loaded with talent on both sides of the ball struggle like this. I'm sure it's worse for Vikings fans that will certainly be calling for...Gus Frerotte?
Yikes, talk about no plan B.
If I'm a Vikes fan I'd rather see John David Booty give it a whirl. He could be the next Carson Palmer for all we know...
Or he could be the next Matt Leinart.
After another week of this, it may be worth the risk to find out. Besides... he is the son of a preacher man after all.
But he's also the brother of this winner. Somehow, Josh Booty isn't exactly akin to one of the Manning Bros.