Thread: Jackson signs!!!!
07-27-2006, 01:42 AM #1
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with rookie QB Tarvaris Jackson (Alabama State, 2nd Round, 64th overall). Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Vikings have now agreed to terms with 5 of the 6 players drafted in 2006.
Jackson ended his collegiate career ranked 7th in Southwestern Athletic Conference history with 67 TD passes despite playing only 3 seasons in the league and also ranks 9th in SWAC history with 7,839 passing yards. He also finished 2nd in school history in TD passes and passing yards. Jackson was the 5th quarterback selected in the 2006 NFL Draft.
"It feels good to sign a contract and get everything done," Jackson said. "I'm very excited about going there with my teammates tomorrow, having fun and being a good teammate. I always dreamed about this but you never know it's going to actually happen. This has really just been icing on the cake. I'm officially a Minnesota Viking now and I can't wait to get to work."
"Tarvaris understands that every rep is important at training camp and we're glad he's on board as camp starts," said Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress.
The rookies and selected veterans will report to the 2006 Midwest Wireless Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato tomorrow.6949da5ce3db19514b6088f4f00ffabd
07-27-2006, 01:47 AM #2
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Re: Jackson signs!!!!
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07-27-2006, 01:47 AM #3
Re: Jackson signs!!!!
This is good because rookies have a very steep learning curve so you hate to see them lose time in camp. Now let's just get Greenway taken care of!"Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn t work hard."
07-27-2006, 02:43 AM #4
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