INDIANAPOLIS – Vikings coach Brad Childress said this morning that he has talked to veteran quarterback Gus Frerotte, but no decision has been made on Frerotte for next season.
However, Childress said Frerotte would compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting job if Frerotte, who has a year left on his contract, returns. The Vikings coach also intimated that if Frerotte doesn’t return, the team would bring in another quarterback to compete for the starting job.
What this all means is that, so far, Jackson has not been ruled out as next year’s starting quarterback.
“I think Tarvaris has to continue to improve, without a doubt, and I think he will,” Childress said. “He has to eliminate those turnovers. I’d like to see the touchdown-turnover ratio change, and then we need to put something in place that will push him and compete with him.”
“Competition is the nature of the game.”
I’ll have a complete update when Childress’ sitdown with the media is done … but those are the early highlights.