- 12/20/2010, 12:20PM ET
Rudedog: Thankful said 12/20, 12:20 PM
What does the Vikings depth chart look like in 2011?
There's a couple ways the Vikings could go with the QBs. They could get a veteran and hope he revives his career in Minny like McNabb or Palmer. Or they could get a young guy like Mallet or Locker in the draft and bring in someone like Chad Pennington or Byron Leftwich as a mentor.
I personally think they go with the latter. Right now, they are sitting with the 12th pick in the draft. If they lose, they could move up to as high as the 7th pick. I think it's safe to say Luck will be the first QB taken. After that, someone will take a risk on Cam Newton, leaving Jake Locker and Ryan Mallet. In my opinion, they are both better options that Newton. If they went with either one, they'd be set. They would have their QB of the future to pair with Adrian, Percy, and Sidney Rice.
You can also bring in the grizzled veteran to mentor them and possibly start the first few games of next year. The Vikings are likely going to rebuild a bit this offseason with a lot of key players becoming free agents. They can afford to let a player like Mallet or Locker develop as they adjust to the NFL.
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Pittfan: USA!!!! said 12/20, 08:07 PM
A few things.
I absolutely agree that there will be a different starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.
However, I do not think that they will draft a quarterback with the first overall pick.
Brett Favre will flip flop like he always does, and even if he is terrible and on crutches there is still a chance that he will come back, now statistically this would not be an option that one would think to be viable for the Vikings, however they could bring him back as a quarterback coach.
The Vikings have a weak offensive line and they may want to consider building on that to protect any investment they make in a quarterback.
They are a team that is built to win now, especially if they bring back Sideny Rice, if not there is a chance that they draft AJ Green or Julio Jones if either is remaining.
But this team is capable of winning now and instead of wasting a year or two to train a rookie quarterback while the core group ages (minimally), they could sign Donovan McNabb. He is not a terrible quarterback.
They have a lot of options i don't see mallet or Locker as an option.
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