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The biggest strides Jackson made Friday night came against the blitz. In his first three seasons in the league, Jackson was easily rattled by pressure from the defense, including in a playoff loss to Philadelphia last season.
The Chiefs threw several different blitzes at Favre, Jackson and Booty in an unusually aggressive approach for a preseason game.
"I thought (Jackson) did a decent job of handling it," Childress said. "He knew what he was doing and where he wanted to go with it."
The Vikings do not play again until Aug. 31 at Houston. That gives Childress two extra days of practice to evaluate the position.
Favre will play the entire first half against the Texans, meaning Jackson, Rosenfels and Booty will have only two quarters to split between them with the backup offense to make an impression.
"It's difficult for everybody to play," Childress said. "One guy plays a half and then you parcel out the rest. That's typically the way it is when you have four quarterbacks."
Even though Favre will turn 40 in October, it is highly unlikely the Vikings would keep four quarterbacks. Jackson has the most knowledge of the offense, while Rosenfels was brought in specifically to add more consistency at quarterback. Booty could be kept as a developmental player.
"You never know what can happen in this league," Jackson said. "So I'm just trying to go out there and play loose like I have nothing to lose. Just go out there and have fun."
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