Former Razorback Tarvaris Jackson Taking Favre Retirement Drama Much Better This Year

by Chris Bahn  on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010 6:00 pm  

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By now you’ve probably tuned out the chatter about whether or not Green Bay Packers New York Jets Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is planning to stay retired for good. Favre has held NFL fans hostage for several years now with his ‘should I stay or should I go’ routine.

University of Arkansas fans primarily have other stuff to worry about as football season nears, but there is somewhat of a Razorback-related angle in all this. Former UA quarterback Tarvaris Jackson takes over for Favre as the starter if this retirement is for good. reports that Jackson is taking this year’s Favre drama better than in 2009. Jackson has a much more Zen approach.

"It's always back and forth with Brett," Jackson said today. "It's his decision. He deserves the opportunity to decide when he's going to retire or not, whether he wants to retire or not. It's up to him. Right now, I'm just trying to focus on getting better."

Jackson was at Arkansas for two seasons before transferring to Alabama State. He is currently getting first-team work with the Vikings as they begin training camp.



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