Coach backs Tarvaris Jackson

Updated: September 5, 2010, 10:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress is staunchly defending his decision to keep Tarvaris Jackson as Brett Favre's backup over Sage Rosenfels.

The Vikings traded Rosenfels to the New York Giants on Friday night. Rosenfels threw for 310 yards and three TDs in the preseason opener against St. Louis, but was just 8 for 17 for 92 yards with one TD in the next three games combined.

Rosenfels had the better statistics in the preseason, but Childress says Jackson ...

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