Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson will be placed on injured reserve, Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports.
Jackson suffered a turf toe injury during Monday night’s 21-3 loss to the New York Giants at Ford Field in Detroit. Jackson was starting his first game of the season, as Brett Favre’s 297-game consecutive streak was injured by a sprained shoulder.
Jackson completed 15-of-30 pass attempts for 118 yards and an interception on Monday, but bumped knees with Adrian Peterson in the first half, causing him to miss a play, and exited the game after injuring his toe while being sacked by Justin Tuck late in the third quarter.
A second-round pick out of Alabama State in 2006, Jackson has completed 58.7% of his 603 pass attempts for 3,984 yards with 24 touchdowns, 22 interceptions, and a career passer rating of 76.6 in 36 games, 20 of which he’s been the starter.
The Vikings retained Jackson with the “Original Round” restricted free agent tender last off-season. A new collective bargaining agreement will make Jackson a free agent in 2011, and it’s likely that he may have played his last game with the Vikings.
Jackson’s placement on injured reserve, which the team has not yet made official, will clear a roster spot for veteran quarterback Patrick Ramsey, who agreed to terms on Wednesday.