I can't shake the feeling that the Vikings, whether they start Sage Rosenfels or Brett Favre for 16 games, are going to win 9-11 games in 2009. So does Brett Favre take them from a playoff team to a Super Bowl team?
That's a foolish belief. Brett Favre's teams haven't won two playoff games during a single season since the 1997 season. In the 00s, Favre's teams have lost three home playoff games to seemingly inferior opponents, Favre has thrown two playoff overtime interceptions, and Favre has thrown multiple interceptions in four of his eight playoff starts.
This is not an attempt to bash Favre. It is an attempt to lay waste the belief that Brett Favre could put the Vikings over the edge in the playoffs. Brett Favre does not transform the Vikings from a playoff team to a Super Bowl contender.
Let Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels compete. I believe given a fair competition, Sage Rosenfels will win the starting job. And I believe the Vikings will be better off.