As I see it, we have to draft a QB in 2010, and everything depends on at least a year of stability at the position before the young man steps into the pressure of following up whatever becomes of our quarterback situation in the next two (plus) years.
More than anything, I believe (sadly) that this is the final vote-of-no-confidence in Tarvaris. Chris Carter said it best in a panel discussion when he said that the move to acquire Favre is about opening up the playbook. Sage is not, according to him, "getting" the system, and if Jackson has not gotten it by now, well, his time is up. I have enjoyed watching his development more than most, but believe he has been stung hardest by this off-season and cannot grow up to be a healthy quarterback in this league under our system, and the scrutiny of our fans. We should do Jackson and ourselves the favor of searching for an immediate deal, sending him to another team.
Sage, I believe, can withstand this transition. He's done it his whole career, and he will be a serviceable back up. I don't believe JDB will not ever be a legitimate NFL starter and that he will be fine for us playing an auxiliary role. In fact, I think that Jackson is objectively better for us than JDB, but because of the reasons I've already mentioned, can't produce for us, and will probably get us more trade value from other teams than JDB.
That means that the real question re: our future lies in the draft. And, we have to take action immediately. In a perfect world, Brett has a great year this year and comes back a la Elway for a second consecutive ring in 2010. That would give our 2010 draft one year to develop under a legendary quarterback. It is not the ideal three years that Rogers had with Green Bay, but it is what we will have to work with.
Fortunately for us this is projected to be a strong year for quarterbacks. With whatever we get for TJ, we will add ammunition to our draft stock, giving us more strength to move up in the first round to find a real solution to our perpetual shakiness at the QB slot. Favre, however excited people are about hims, is still not "that" solution.