It was just a year ago when the Vikings had one of the greatest QBs in NFL history have one of the best seasons of his career, as Brett Favre guided the Purple to a 12-4 record and NFC Championship Game appearance while crafting a 107.2 passer rating along the way. Now, though, with Favre having filed his retirement papers and 2nd-year player Joe Webb the only QB on the roster, the Vikings face a much different situation at the position.
As a result, Vikings fans are focused almost exclusively on trying to figure out what their team will do to find a long-term option at QB. Vikings coaches and scouts are focusing on the very same thing.
“We’re the one team in our division that doesn’t have a concrete starter,” Frazier told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama this week. “We’re kind of looking up at the rest of our division at that position, but we’ve got to address that this offseason and hopefully find the right guy. One thing about our roster, we’ve got the pieces in place at certain positions. We’ve got Pro Bowlers at certain positions.”
Frazier pointed out that finding the answer at QB is even more important given how strong the NFC North will be again in 2011. Both teams in this year’s NFC Championship Game were from the Vikings division – Chicago and Green Bay – and both of those teams have young, franchise-caliber QBs in Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers, respectively.
“That tells you we’ve got a tough division,” Frazier said. “We’ve got to get it right at quarterback, whether it be a veteran or a young guy.”
While it may be concerning to Vikings fans that the most important position on the field is not settled, it should be encouraging to those same fans that Frazier is focused on finding the solution.
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