Brett Favre Inactive For Vikings In Week 17

Brett Favre's concussion hasn't improved to the point where the Vikings expect him to be available on Tuesday against the Eagles.

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Brett Favre, Not Joe Webb, Will Start For Vikings If Healthy In Week 17

If you watched any Tuesday night's Vikings-Eagles game, you likely were formally introduced to Joe Webb, a rookie quarterback out of UAB who was starting in place of the injured Brett Favre. And it may be the last you see of him in 2010. According to interim coach Leslie Frazier, if Favre is healthy he'll start Minnesota's Week 17 game at Detroit

"If Brett can go, Brett will be our quarterback for sure, if he were able to pass the concussion test," Frazier said. "So it wouldn't be an issue for me or our team if Brett were able to go."

Favre was unable to pass the concussions tests on Tuesday, which is why Webb got the start. In his second career start, Webb was 17-of-26 with 195 yards and a rushing touchdown. Not amazing numbers, but he didn't have any turnovers while leading the Vikings to an impressive road win over the NFC's No. 3 seed. 

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Tarvaris Jackson Placed On IR, Vikings Expect To Start Joe Webb Monday Night

The Vikings' tumultuous weeks continues: not only has there not yet been an official announcement on where they will play Monday night (though it's likely TCF Bank Stadium), but now their quarterback situation has taken a turn for the (much) worse.

According to multiple reports, Tavaris Jackson will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. Jackson suffered a foot injury Monday night against the New York Giants, in Detroit.

It was expected that the Vikings would place Brett Favre on the the IR but by ending Jackson's season instead, it could mean we haven't seen the last of The Gunslinger just yet. 

Although the Vikings brought in Patrick Ramsey on Wednesday, Adam Schefter says Minnesota will likely start Joe Webb against the Bears Monday night, a rookie drafted out of UAB as a wide receiver in the sixth round. Webb attempted five passes against the Giants, completing two of them for eight yards, while playing one play in the first quarter and then handling five snaps in the fourth. 

The Star Tribune's Judd Zulgad indicates that this could not only be the end of Jackson's season, but also his time in Minnesota. The Vikings drafted Jackson in the second round of the 2006 draft. In his five years, Jackson has thrown 24 touchdowns compared to 22 interceptions with a 10-9 record while appearing in 36 games.

Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier and Favre are scheduled to address the media Thursday at 12:30 p.m. EST.

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