Vikings in dark for QBs

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:31 AM ET

As they prepare to play host to the Chicago Bears for this week's Monday nighter, the Minnesota Vikings have no idea who is going to start the game as their quarterback.

Last Sunday, Brett Favre's streak of 297 consecutive games play came to and end thanks to shoulder problems. Making the start was Tarvaris Jackson, but he's doubtful for Monday's game thanks to turf toe issues.

No Favre and no Tarvaris would leave the Vikings in a bit of a pickle, forced to go with Door No. 3 -- rookie Joe Webb.

Their trust in Webb is so thin that the Vikes are praying that Favre can have a miraculous recovery and be able to start, even if it means throwing the ball with his left hand.

"I don't see that as being part of the equation," interim coach Leslie Frazier said of Favre's sprained shoulder and numb hand. "It looks like there's a chance that we're going to be able to get him back at some point. Hopefully this week."

Webb is definitely a last resort.

"The circumstances are so unique that we have to think about the now as opposed to long term with Joe," Frazier said. "If he's our best available option, then he'll be the guy that's quarterbacking for us."

As a precaution, the Vikings are also evaluating eight quarterback free agents.


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