Jackson Doesn't See McNabb Comparisons

Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been compared to Eagles QB Donovan McNabb on numerous occasions, but he doesn't agree with it.

From the time he was drafted out of Division I-AA Alabama State, Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson has been compared to Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Whether it was college scouts or Vikings head coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel, the McNabb comparison has been drawn.

However, don't necessarily add Jackson to that list. Jackson did a one-on-one interview with Viking Update at minicamp and said he thinks the comparisons have more to do with look and size than with similar throwing styles or on-field demeanor.

"I think it's more because we both have the same kind of running skills and the same body type than because of the coaches," Jackson said. "I haven't really seen that (comparison) because he's a played a lot of games and brought his teams to a lot of NFC Championship Games. I haven't done that yet. When I do, maybe that kind of comparison can be made. But I don't think (the comparisons) are there yet. Hopefully they will be, because Donovan has won a lot of games in the NFL and that's what I'm looking to do."

Jackson will be featured in the next issue of the VU magazine, which will hit newsstands in late July. Read what he has to say about the pressure of playing quarterback this year when so many in the national media are saying the Vikings are a Super Bowl-ready team except at the QB position.


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