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08:04 AM ET 05.03 | Minnesota, without saying so, could soon signal its plans to begin a rebuilding effort. Which veteran quarterback the Vikings sign should indicate whether the team is moving into a rebuilding mode or feeling it still has enough talent to contend for a playoff berth next season. A proven QB such as Donovan McNabb or Matt Hasselbeck would show the Vikings still feel they can compete, maybe for a wild-card berth considering the Green Bay Packers will be clear favorites to win the NFC North division. A second-tier QB such as Bruce Gradkowski, Chris Redman or Jake Delhomme would show the Vikings plan to give rookie Christian Ponder every chance to start and develop while the team rebuilds.

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May 3, 2011  08:05 AM ET

This couldn't be more obvious, they're building from the ground up.

May 3, 2011  08:05 AM ET

I guess Minnesota is allowed to dream too.

May 3, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Do they even have a stadium?

May 3, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do they even have a stadium?

Good point... they are rebuilding there, also.

May 3, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Jake Delhomme is a second-tier quarterback? More like "second tear," because if you sign him, you'll be crying too.

May 3, 2011  08:22 AM ET

They need to rebuild the bleeping dome first ...then the secondary!!!

May 3, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jake Delhomme is a second-tier quarterback? More like "second tear," because if you sign him, you'll be crying too.

Hey-O!

May 3, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Rebuild what if you didn't have much in the first place??

May 3, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jake Delhomme is a second-tier quarterback? More like "second tear," because if you sign him, you'll be crying too.

Best quote of the day.

May 3, 2011  08:33 AM ET

TJack starts, Ponder holds the clipboard and Delhomme holds the umbrella to keep Ponder dry.

May 3, 2011  08:42 AM ET

They will need to sign five or six QBs because with that lousy offensive line they will need all of them at some point. Just ask #4 how well that O-Line protected him last season.

May 3, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

TJack starts, Ponder holds the clipboard and Delhomme holds the umbrella to keep Ponder dry.

The coach has said that TJack will not be coming back.

May 3, 2011  08:44 AM ET

You gotta win NOW...the vikes win with defense. Jared Allen ain't getting any younger. One d-end will be lost to free agency. Another suspended for performance drugs. That D will start losing it's potency soon...maybe this year.

May 3, 2011  08:45 AM ET

The Vikings have the entire lockout period to Ponder how best to rebuild their franchise.

May 3, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

The coach has said that TJack will not be coming back.

Ooooh, so once free agency starts, can we look forward to lots of "Where Will TJack Go?" threads? I can hardly wait.

I'd suggest that they put him to work doing something constructive, like fixing the dome, but he's probably afraid of heights, too.

May 3, 2011  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jake Delhomme is a second-tier quarterback? More like "second tear," because if you sign him, you'll be crying too.

HA!

May 3, 2011  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You gotta win NOW...the vikes win with defense. Jared Allen ain't getting any younger. One d-end will be lost to free agency. Another suspended for performance drugs. That D will start losing it's potency soon...maybe this year.

Same with Adrian Peterson on offense. By the time they can groom Ponder, if he turns out to be the guy, the rest of the team will be getting their AARP cards in the mail.

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May 3, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

No stadiumNo QBRookie head coachYup...the Vikings are in deep poopy

And The Count hasn't even shown up yet.

 
May 3, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Do they even have a stadium?

The dome should be ready in a few months.

Patching the roof on a stadium that will be torn down in a few years is a real wise choice though!

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