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Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 14, 2011 – 7:52 am

Without question the #1 issue raised by vikings.com readers in the comments section of the vikings.com Blog and in Monday Morning Mailbag submissions is the Vikings future at the QB position. Will Tarvaris Jackson return to the team? Is Joe Webb the answer? And if he’s not, who is? Will the Vikings select a QB in the draft, or will they use the avenues of free agency or trade? These are all questions that will be answered in time.

Until that time, though, there are many names that will be mentioned in connection with the Vikings QB position, from draft-eligible players to potential free agents or trade acquisitions. In order to keep up with the speculation and stay up-to-date on the names, we’ve created The QB Collection, a page on vikings.com that contains a running list of names tied to the Vikings by NFL observers in the media and by fans who correspond with vikings.com.

The QBs will be listed in alphabetical order and this list will continue to grow as the NFL draft draws closer. We’ll start with a couple names and add more names each week, so be sure to keep checking back to vikings.com and the QB Collection for updates.

Do you have a name you’d like to add? Or do you have a comment/question about a name already on the list? If so, let us hear it by either posting your thoughts in the comments section below a vikings.com Blog entry or by sending in an email to Mike Wobschall (wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net).


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155 Responses to “Check Out “The QB Collection””

  1. By Carl K on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Great stuff Mike! – Can you add some PURDUE flavor to the list? How about Kyle Orton? I think he is worth a second round pick in the 2012 draft.

    Joe Webb opened some eyes with the way he played agianst Philly – can you add our own JW to the list also?

  2. By Rory on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Please trade for KOLB he is the best option going forward for the vikings. If that cant be done then get Kyle Orton. Both of these guys can be successful for the vikings. I dont see any QBs other than Gabbert and Newton worth a 1st round pick and they’ll be picked before No.12 for sure.

  3. By Mike Wobschall on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds good, Carl. We’ll put Orton in the mix on the next update.

  4. By Carl K on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Alright! Hey now that I am on a role how about Pat Devlin? During his sopho’me season for Penn State he led the Lions to a 13-6 win over then top rank Ohio State. In 2009 for the Delaware Blue Hens he threw for 2,664 yards 16 TD and 9 int. In 2010 he had 3,032 yards 22 TD and just 3ints to helped lead the Blue Hens to the championship game. At 6-4 220 he is a relatively mobily QB with good arm strength and a picture perfect motion. Devlin is also an extremely accurate QB. He is a tough, smart kid who has pl@yed through injuries. Devlin is a good leader on and off the field – he is working toward a master’s degree in finance. He is my favorite QB of this draft, and I hope the Vikings take a look at him in the second round.

  5. By jw on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Cam Newton please and a couple of safeties and a new defensive end jared is getting old and hes to slow off the ball

  6. By Gary on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Jackson is a Putz, let him go. Webb may be O.K. the other NFL types are all re-treads. Kyle Orton – there is a reason he is where he isn’t. Go for Mallett!!

    and get a QB coach that can actually develop talent

  7. By LESLIE FRAZIER on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    WE NEED RYAN MALLET ROUND 1
    2. IF RAHIM MOORE ISN’T THERE WE GO FOR THE LIST I HAVE FOR 4.
    4. DANNY WATKINS, JOHN MOFFIT, STEFEN WISNEWSKI, OR RODNEY HUDSON (POUNCEY WILL BE GONE BY NOW) (WE GOTTA GET 2 OUT OF THE 3 GUYS)
    5. OUTSIDE LINEBACKER
    5(WE GET TWO FIFTH ROUND) MARK BARRON (SAFETY FROM ALABAMA) OR QUINTON CARTER FROM OKLAHOMA
    6. FULL BACK
    7. CONER

  8. By supervo on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Clearly Webb can play at this level…it would be down right stupid to start TJ infact trade him and get us help on d-line or secondary..This should be def AP year being pass happy Brett is gone!

  9. By Hiram on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    SRS will put a web When the Vikings for people who are Spanish-speaking fans that nothing comes Expensive

  10. By James on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Let Jackson and Webb fight it out! Keep them both and draft a prospect late in draft.

  11. By Jerry W on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I definitely want to see a QB in the draft (I like Joe Wbb but he is not ready and I don’t think Tavaris Jackson is the answer for a starter), either someone like Newton if he is available or someone else if they consider them good enough to take in the first round. If not, a developemental QB a little later in the draft and go after a good veteran QB in free agency.

  12. By Mark T on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t like any of the choices. Maybe Palmer, but if he didn’t get protection in Cincy, he won’t get it here, and results will be the same.
    Stick with Webb, T-Jack they should have traded a couple years ago.
    They will need a veteran however way we look at it. We can’t have 3 unproven QBs on one team!

  13. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    No to Mallett he is the second coming of Ryan Leaf. As in he has a sense that he is better than everyone. No to Newton because we already got a guy just like him in Joe Webb besides the fact that Joe is just plainly better.

  14. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Pat Devlin is the best Qb in the draft likely draft him in the 2nd then have him compete with Joe Webb to see who the starter will be. Then pick up Marc Bulger as a mentor/backup role.

  15. By TJack4HOF on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Please do not trade for Kolb, turns out the Eagles may be the most offensively loaded team in the NFC where Kolb proceeded to put up a 73 rating. Take away those 2 monster games last year and he hasn’t shown much. Worst case scenario is being stuck with a mediocre QB who is too bad to win a championship yet too good to cut, and given Kolb’s physical skills and what he’s shown he sure seems comparable to Matt Shaub at best.

    Just push the chips in on Newton/Mallet/ or Gabbert via trade, otherwise wait until next year. I also would accept Vince Young as long as we treat him as a 1 year fill and go from there. Pass on washed up Carson and I’ve never actually shown I can play the QB position I just have all the tools to trick you Locker.

  16. By Otayrion Day on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings need to trade for Carleson Palmer or Kelvin Kolb. The only QB I like in the draft is Jake Locker who the Vikings have a great chance to take. The Vikings also need to draft real Safetie they also need D-ends but b4 that get a Center, I think they need a reciever through trade or free agancy. Mcnabb is out there too let’s not forget about him.
    This is how the vikings should draft.
    1.QB
    2.Safeties
    3.Center
    4.D-ends
    5.Linebacker
    6.Reciever
    7.Cornerback

  17. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    There is only one tiny problem with Devlin and that is he has a tendency to hold on to the ball just a little to long, but with a Musgrave as the OC he should be able to speed that along. I mean Musgrave helped develop Matt Ryan.

  18. By Rocco on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I agree Kevin Kolb is not the answer

  19. By TJack4HOF on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    As for Cam Newton – absolute worst case is a little better version of Vince Young and here is why (keep in mind that Vince has almost a 2:1 win ratio in his career, the Titans have a 1:2 win ration without him in that same time, and Vince posted a 95 QB rating last year):

    1. Vince got like a 5 on the Wonderlic test, Cam cannot do worse than that, a monkey might not do worse than that

    2. Vince played a spread in college and had a weird delivery with moderate arm strength – Cam has good mechanics and a rocket arm

    3. Vince has had a ridiculous amount of off the field baggage – Cam sure looks the part of matching this, but almost impossible he is worse off than Vince here

    4. All other important variables seem pretty close

    I’ll roll the dice on that, if he bombs at least we can move on and get a new guy, beats drafting a Flacco or Shaub where they are too good to cut but not good enough to ever win anything (about 1 of these guys wins a Super Bowl a decade, and that was before the NFL changed all the rules to let QBs dominate games single handedly)

  20. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Quiton Carter from Oklahoma is a beast some are saying he can play Corner or Free Saftey.

  21. By TJack4HOF on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    QBs win championships, have to roll the dice on some guy high in the draft soon here or hope to sign the next Drew Brees, no Kolb and Carson are not Drew Brees.

  22. By Mike B on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    TJack is a free agent this year, so trading him is not an option. I think that he had his chance and is not a starting QB. He did look good coming out of relief for Gus Ferrote and a few times for Farve, but spotty when he started. The vikings should save the money and let TJack find a team that can use him. Joe Webb is a Percy Harvin type of guy can be weapon at many positions. I don’t think the coaches believe he can be a starting NFL QB. I would still put him in the competition for the QB position, and keep him for a wildcat type player. In my opinion the best option for the vikings is to draft a QB (hopefully a first round caliber), acquire the best free agent QB availible, and Joe Webb in an open competition for the position. I think this way we can find the best QB for the team. Since we only have 2 picks in the top three, this will prevent the team from going after QBs that have contracts with other teams. Just my two cents.

  23. By Haylie on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Has anyone even considered getting Donovan mcnabb. I realize that he is almost at the end of his run but hes got at least two good years left on him. He could be just what he Vikings need. We have our receivers, now we just need a quarterback that can hit them and I’m sure thats mcnabb. Hecan throw bettethan both kolb and orton.

  24. By Mike B on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I like the idea of bring in Marc Bulger, if they draft a top notch player. Gives us a proven starter, if the drafted QB needs a year to adjust. It could be an inexpensive way to go.

  25. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Tim Tebow. He’s a proven winner, give him a shot. He’s worth trading Joe Webb and a second round pick maybe more. After that we need help in the secondary, dline, and o-line.

  26. By Matt W on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Step 1: Lose T-Jack
    Step 2: Acquire McNabb
    Step 3: Draft 1st Round QB

    Let McNabb, Joe Webb and 1st Round QB battle it out during camp for the starting position. More than likely, it will be #1 McNabb, #2 Webb, then the new guy at #3 string. McNabb has had problems staying healthy in the past so it may provide opportunities for Webb and/or the new guy. We get a couple good years out of McNabb where the Vikings are at least decent, but hopefully he leaves us with a couple of fully-groomed successors in Joe Webb or the aforementioned anonymous draft pick.

  27. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    And who ever said we need to get rid of Jared Allen is stupid he had one down year and your saying get rid of him smart choice. Only person on the team they need to get rid of is big number 74. Trade him and draft a replacement who is not a problem child

  28. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Bulger could have been a great Qb but the Rams Oline killed that. He could do for Pat Devlin what Warner did for Eli Manning. Devlin is worth a 1st round pick but I think they Vikes could move down into the twenties or early thirties and Devlin may still be able.

  29. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    While McNabb would be a good mentor for Webb because they play about the same, except for the fact that Webb takes it to the extreme.

  30. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry don’t like Joe as a qb, he is a wideout. Probably a slot receiver

  31. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Add Newton, Ponder, and Dalton.

  32. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Well how about getting rid of M. Williams yes he is a great guy but lacks the ability to play at a high level, then send BB away for a warm meal for a wr who can catch. They likely could be traded for a low 3rd to mid 4th at the most.

  33. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Newton is not the answere he is a distraction. Number 15 Tim Tebow is the way to go. We need a him.

  34. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Those are not bad ideas just not much availiable for safeties to replace him we need help at the other safety spot worse though. We should kept sharper

  35. By Chris on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb definitely deserves a chance

  36. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I wouldn’t count Webb out, he’s got all the tools physically. On top of that he showed a lot of promise, he seems smart and is a hard worker. Something tells me he’ll make the Vikings decision on a QB that much harder when it’s all said and done.

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  38. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Why would you want a problem child at qb?

  39. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Devlin is way better than Dalton, Ponder, and Newton. If you seen Devlin play at all you would have seen that two of his 3 ints where because of the ball getting tipped. Ponder is good but with all the elbow surgeries that adds alot of questions. Dalton is good too but I just like Devlin way more. Newton is Joe Webb but with off the field issuses.

  40. By GOLDVIKE on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    webb’s already better than mcnabb get JEFF GARCIA to mentor him

  41. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike Wobschall ….

    1. Ryan Mallet – still intrigues me, I would say similar to Marino ( in skill set )
    2. Cam Newton – Im scared hes the next bust
    3. Jake Locker – there is nothing more important than accuracy and thats his problem
    4. Kolb / Orton – I would rather have Orton because he has proven to be a quality starter and he DOESNT COST A FIRST ROUND PICK, WE DIDNT GET A FIRST ROUND PICK LAST YEAR
    5. Donavan McNabb – If hes released we HAVE TO GET THIS GUY remember Favre had an off year in NY before having his best year ever in MN
    6.Joe Webb – I like him and think he could be the next Kordell ” Slash ” Stewart
    7.Gabbert – never seen him play and know nothing about him so i wont pretend

    8. Pat Devlin – He seems to be getting the same scouting report Montana and Brady got … VERY INTERESTING

    9. Ricki Stanzi – might be a nice 4th round option

  42. By Heather on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Oh my gosh please, please, please get rid of Tavaris Jackson. He is horrible! I really don’t think Joe Webb is the answer to our qb situation either. We need to step it up this year and draft a good prospect for the qb position. We need to get back to being the championship team all us fans now that we are! We deserve the best for our team the Minnesota Vikings.

  43. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb is already better than Cam Newton!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. By Rogerthevikefan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Do you really want the Vikings franchise riding on a guy who gets away with stuff by blaming his Daddy.

  45. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @FargoChris … lol Cam Newton isnt worth all that spam

  46. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    #15 Tim Tebow. Enough said

  47. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @CharlieE5464 … LOL seriously Tebow? hes not an option if your going to throw nonsense in the mix why not say Peyton Manning or tom Brady?

    the discussion is about QB options not your favorite QB

  48. By Parody on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    That list seemed far too short. I think that it should really be considering the top five players from the draft AND the top five players from trade/free agency.

    Gabbert may be an unlikely longshot in the draft, but Kolb is just as unlikely of a trade for the cost that it would be to get him, so they should either both be included or both be excluded from the list.

    Draft prospects should include: Gabbert, Mallet, Newton and Locker, while Koepernick, Ponder and Devlin are all worth consideration.

    I personally don’t like the idea of trading for a QB, so Young comes to the top of my list in the next group. Followed in order by McNabb, Orton, Palmer and Kolb, based off of my own price/risk/reward comparisions associated with each of them.

  49. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    They aren’t getting rid of Tavaris…. Because his contract is up, they don’t want him to be here and he doesn’t want to be here.

  50. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    He is an option considering John elway the gm of Denver said Orton is still their starter

  51. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    There are no franchise qbs in this draft. Scam newton is bad and don’t like any of the other qbs in the draft.

  52. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody … I like your list except I am a VY hater , the guy has walked out on his team 2x now, a lot of people hate Moss and Moss never walked out

    also i would swap the name Koepernick with Stanzi

    and Locker and Newton scare me … Im not saying I wouldnt root for them but scouts better do more homework than i can imagine b4 making the pick

  53. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    And Tebow is not my favorite qbs so there is another misconception on your part.

  54. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    lol sorry charlie … didnt mean to make it personal

  55. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Lol not personal just saying he is the best real option to help us win

  56. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    All I hear about Denver QBs is that they’re going to be shopping Orton for a 2nd rounder and how much Elway likes Tebow…

  57. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Gotta love TJack4HOF,

    “Quarterbacks win championships”

    What do you think this is, 4 on 4 backyard football?
    I’m betting you also want the 18 game schedule ! ! !

  58. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Tarvaris Jackson and Joe Webb are both excellent prospects for the Quarterback position.

    They need an offensive line in front of them.

    The 18 game schedule? Why not play 30 games, and play them in the Metrodome parking lot? Or play 40 games in an empty U of Minn. swimming pool? Wouldn’t that be cooool?

  59. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Defense wins championships! In the playoffs the 4 best defenses went all the way! Go defense in the first round! 2011 Championship!

  60. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    There is no pain involved when a 350 pounder hits another 350 pounder.
    They should play 162 games just like the baseball teams.

  61. By steven on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Carson Palmer seems like he’d be a good fit. He’s still young enough to be with the team for many years and he has allot of experience! just a thought….

  62. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Ham

    Most bloggers think QBs are solely responsible for winning NFL games.

    One guy made the statement saying the Vikings should not draft a certain college qb because he was “as bad as Matt Schawb.”

    Matt Schawb might be the best QB in the NFL right now ! ! !

  63. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    fred i like football just fine with 16 games however if you think 12 teams every year play 17 games already and 4+ teams play 18 games(depending who wins) already and there is potentially 4 teams that could play 19 games and 2 teams that could play 20 games in a season …

    so really your just making 20 teams play 18 games … i dont know i think the stadium is a bigger issue than the 18 game schedule

    and I say if the players dont want 18 games than thats what should be done

  64. By Mike B on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Fredrick you make me laugh always boosting up TJack. Let me tell you bud TJack is history as a Viking. The vikings aren’t even considering him. He’s a chilly washout and best to move on. Trust me on this Fredrick it’s like cash in hand.

  65. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @steven,

    I think Palmer could be the guy. The questions are:

    1. Can he move?
    2. Does he have a quick release?

    If he can, I’d pay the money.

  66. By Shay on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    First off i would like to say NO Cam Newton. With that being said i like Blaine Gabbert, but the all signs point that another team will get him before the Vikings. Ryan Mallet kind of reminds me of Joe Flacco, a huge guy with a big arm. I’m not crazy about him, but i guess is he is available at a worthy spot we should get him. For later round QB picks i like Ricky Stanzi and Andy Dalton. Stanzi improved tremendously his senior year which shows he is capable of improving and learning unlike Tjack. Andy Dalton is a smart guy who is just a winner, I have a gut feeling he will be a steal in the draft.

  67. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I just dont think 18 games is an interesting topic …. as a fan i would love to see more football but if the players dont want 2 more weeks than that should be respected but seriously who cares

  68. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B.

    Jackson never said he did not want to come back. There is no evidence that I know of, at this point, that clearly indicates he is not coming back.

    I do not think Jackson will come back to the Vikings. But you never can tell.

  69. By goingtoCalifornia on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Pick all the QBs you want, no O-line and no good QB play.

  70. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn…This time I agree with you. The 18 game schedule should be a mute point. But it’s the first thing the owners, and Goodell talk about. That’s why I think it is a bogus plan to get the players to give in to what the owners really want…lower player salaries.

  71. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Goingtocali what’s your point?

  72. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    gotcha fred i do find it a bit hypocritical of godell to preach safety and then turn around and preach 18 games so im with you there

  73. By iavikefan64 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    How about Ricky Stanzi from Iowa? Great praise for him in his Senior Bowl interview. He has grown a lot as a quarterback this last year. Makes good decisions and doesn’t turn the ball over.

  74. By vikesfan311 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Tebow is terrible. Cam Newton is a beast. What off the field issues did he have. He got paid to pay same as 75 percent of players in college. He just got caught. He has a cannon and works like no other on the field. Will be a good leader and the dude just wins.

  75. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe I’m the foolish one, but I already feel sorry for all the former NFL players in wheelchairs.

    Darrell Thompson played 4 years at RB for the Green Bay Packers in the late 1980s (possibly early 90s). I had the chance to hear him speak in Minnesota a few years ago. DARRELL THOMPSON COULD BARELY WALK. He was no more than 30 years old at the time.

    4 years is about the average NFL career.

  76. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, are there any new developments on the new stadium?

  77. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    yea they need to get a decent retirement plan , because some of them give there bodies up on special teams for 4 years and make league minimum and some are just too young and dumb to appreciate the wealth and how quickly it can dissapear … should be some sort of health and wealfare for them

    they dont need bigger contracts they need health and welfare but whatever

  78. By goingtoCalifornia on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Ham what do you mean what’s my point, get a f’ing O-line or the vikes are going to suck, well, until they move to cali in a couple years. I didn’t think I’d have to draw pictures for you freaks.

  79. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Fred as far as the stadium they are still WAY BEHIND and a little confused but people seem to be at least thinking about it … I am still dissapointed that a state that has already lost 2 teams and nearly lost 2 more are sooo non chalant about their best team … THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS

  80. By 4thememories on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    #4 still gives us the best chance to, haaa, haaaaaa, haaa, I’m sorry, I can’t even type it without laughing, #4 still gives us the best chance to win. How sorry is that?

  81. By LAVikes on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @shawn maybe they know something you haven’t figured out yet. c u n LA suckers.

  82. By Ham on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds like they’re working on proposing a Stadium in Arden Hills. Ramsey County has said that they are willing to help finance if that’s where it will be.

    http://www.startribune.com/local/east/115774504.html

  83. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @LAYikes … maybe , we’ll find out in 10 months

  84. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Ham … thanks for the article, I still think they should of had this figured out 10 months ago

  85. By LAVikes on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Too late Minniesoda, the Vikes are already gone, you just haven’t figured that out.

  86. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, the Lakers, and North Stars left Minnesota. There was also an ABA franchise–Mn Pipers–that left after a few short years.

    Cold weather is a hard sell to some people. It does get rid of most of the riff-raff though.

  87. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    LA Vikes could be right, or perhaps they’ll surprise us all and move to North Carolina, Las Vegas, or ?

  88. By cheeseheadsrule on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Freddy J Wisconsin hasn’t had those problems, maybe it’s just minniesoda.

  89. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Were not moving to la

  90. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hes better then newton, three great years at Florida compared to one for newton

  91. By shibby on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    colt brennon

  92. By SugaShawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings
    To Do List!

    1. Trade for veteran QB (Kyle Orton preferred)
    2. Draft QB position (no need to trade up)
    3. Load up on Defense (New coach, New priorities)
    4. Find a replacement for Williams wall (Suspension likely next season)
    5. Pray we have a better than .500 season (Only team in our Division that’s looking for a Franchise QB)

  93. By Jim Reis on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Should the Vikings check out Jake Plummer as a posible QB, he was a good one!

    Based on where he lives, MN would be a good place to live, lot’s of open space and lot’s lakes.. Give a try!

  94. By Thomas Shea on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think that vikings need to pick up a more solid qb than Orton or other subpar qb’s the one good thing is that Joe Webb is a good backup possible starter if he has it in him. We need to find a stonger arm pocket passer for offensive and a deeper CB backfield, its the only way we have a chance against big teams such as bears or packers. If we could get maybe a first round draft pick or bigger name at QB it would bring a new light for the team next year.

  95. By purple&gold on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikes should try to get Rex Grossman, SB experience. And then move to LA, Their fans in Minnesota treat them like shaving cream.

  96. By 4thememories on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    #4 is still our best shot.

  97. By Dalton D on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    How about Andy Dalton

  98. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    QB solution …

    1.Ryan Mallet at 12
    2.Pat Devlin 2nd round
    3.Ricky Stanzi 4th round
    4.sign Donovan McNabb
    5.JoeWebb

    MAY THE BEST MAN WIN

  99. By Bauln on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Trust me, Canadian James Rakochy should be QB for Minn

  100. By josuah on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think we shouldn’t really worry to much. I say sign Mcnabb for a 2 year contract and just tank the whole year so we get 1st round pick next year and then go after Andrew Luck. But make him sit while watching and learning a year with Mcnabb. All the while working on a new offensive line, a better secondary, and some new defensive linemen.

  101. By CharlieE5464 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Your stupid they need to stay here where they belong

  102. By 4thememories on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I say bring #4 back for one year and let him play without an O-line (he did last year) and spend the money we save on a defense. And by the time that’s over the stadium in LA will be ready.

  103. By Dave on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Aaron Rogers wasn’t exactly ready to lead the Packers when he took over for Favre but… look at what he did this year. Give Joe Webb a chance. He made a point to study Favre and ask questions so he could become a better QB. This should be a sign that he cares about the position and the game. Put him on the list!!!

  104. By JRice on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I would what for luck before Getting Newton.

  105. By Mark B on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Mike,
    I would like to put Andy Dalton on that list of QBs. I don’t think he’s 12th pick worthy, but as a later round pick he makes an interesting option. I don’t like the idea of signing McNabb or any of the other veterans available – the Vikes have gone down that road for the last decade and look where we are now.

    Just remember, you don’t need to grab a 1st round QB – where was Brady drafted ……

  106. By chris on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    cam newton

  107. By hotch purple breather on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    we need offensive line help center like burk and right gaurd,to give joe webb some time and lanes for AD, and we need safties. and pick up casey matthews. to wrap it up get mark bulger to help out webb.

  108. By mike on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I am a huge Iowa Hawkeye fan and I agree with the people who say Ricky Stanzi. I watched him grow and improve each year. 2nd or 4th round doesn’t matter, we still need a vet to teach Webb and whoever we get in the draft. The hole in the WALL for 4 games means we have to get more help on the D-Line and the D-Backs definately need some help also. And of course, what are we gonna do about the O-Line. Way to many holes to fill this year. We have way to many high paid, under achieveing people we need to trade out of Minne!!!!

  109. By hotch purple breather on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    we have a great defense yet we loose leber and ray ed ,we have great backups in guion griffen evans all good players

  110. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Cheeseheadsrule,

    You remind me of that character in Billy Madison, “O’Douls Rule.”
    That’s a pretty bad picture.

    As far as my name Frederick J. Jones, remember the ‘J’ is for Jump Shot ! ! !

  111. By Frederick Jones on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Thomas Shea,

    Joe Webb seems to have about as strong an arm as anybody.

  112. By Canadian Vikes fan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings shouldn’t take a QB in the 1st round because Brady was picked in the 6th round and were just gonna copy that success? Yeah as if, realistically look at our competition. Jay Cutler drafted 1st round, Aaron Rodgers drafted 1st round, Matt Stafford drafted 1st round. Vikings need to draft a QB in the first round, and they NEED, not should, NEED to draft Mallett at 12 if he’s available. We will get left behind in the NFC without a franchise QB…Kolb and Orton are you kidding me…

  113. By Canadian Vikes fan on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    As for Joe Webb I love the guy and I love the way he plays and would love to see him do well, but realistically can anybody here see him out-duelling Aaron Rodgers ever? Because thats what a Vikings QB needs to do if the Vikings are gonna be serious about winning

  114. By Jonathan Knauer on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Here me out we look at the QB’s that don’t even try like Brett Farve no offence but he’s in his 40′s.why don’t we look at Vick or put Jackson in there.look at how far they’ve gone we need to work on keeping the ball. we need players who can run and throw if they had to.But we also need to work on the line so the QB can throw or pitch it off

  115. By animal26 on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    don’t even bother with a QB at #12. all the vikings have to do is trade back in the first, between the 13th pick through the 16th pick. Dalton, Ponder, and Stanzi should still be on the board in the 2nd-4th rounds. They then should pick up an extra 2nd round pick for their first rounder. They then can draft either a Offensive tackle, Defensive End, Guard or Center with the first two picks. They then should go after Dalton, ponder, or Stanzi with the 2rd second round pick.

  116. By Jonathan Knauer on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I know this Because im really good at QB and later i might turn in a Coach for football,basketball, and baseball

  117. By bob barker on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    All for tim tebow, trade your first round pic for him

  118. By paul on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Clean the windows,change the oil, kick the tires and fix the dents and dust off old #4 for one more year…

  119. By Carl K on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @animal26 – I like the idea of trading back and picking up an extra pick.
    San Diego and New England both have 5 picks in the first 3 rounds. Both could use a WR like Julio Jones.

    We could move back to the 18th spot (San Diego) and still get Nate Solder or Pouncey. QB Pat Devlin in the second round is solid gold.

    With the extra pick we go safety – I think DeAnde McDaniels is a great talent. 274 tackles and 15 ints in four years at Clemson. 6 foot 213 lbs excellent mix of size and speed. I think he falls to the late 2nd or 3rd round because of character issues. The kid can play safety and is worth taking if we get an extra pick in the 2nd or 3rd round.

  120. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Im really getting back into the Mallet at 12 pick the guy has an arm like Marino/Favre hes not mobile but with a strong running game and play action he would be a STUD …. o yea we have a strong running game.

    1-Mallet
    2-McNabb
    3-Webb
    4-Devlin or Stanzi

    if Webb doesnt win the starting job move him to a slash role line him and harvin up all over creating miss matches

  121. By Titus on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Bring back Brett Favre.

  122. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Favre who?

  123. By Titus on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Shawn– the greatest quarterback to ever live. GO BRETT!!!

  124. By Ricefield on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Concerning Marc Bolger:

    I personally hope the Vikings stay away from him. It’s true he didn’t have the best o-line protecting him but I followed the Rams for a number of years and I can tell you that when he did have protection he wasn’t accurate beyond 15 yds. And the deep ball, forget about it.

    That said, I do believe he can be a decent back up if that’s what you’re looking for. He cannot be a starter in my opinion. He just doesn’t have the skills.

    Take it from a Ram fan. Then again, I could have been just spoiled by the Warner years.

  125. By Titus on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Kurt Warner is awesome.

  126. By Stevo on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I vote go for Dalton. The guy is a winner.

  127. By Titus on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t spend much time watching the draft– Frazier and Company will pick who they believe works best for our system— it will work out.

  128. By Ricefield on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    When is the draft anyway?

    Yeah, I know, “what kind of fan doesn’t know when the draft is?”

    This kind!

    Now answer the frickin’ question.

    LOL. Just kiddin’.

    I do want to know when the draft is though.

  129. By Roger Case on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    I have been a Viking fan since the scrambler fran tarkington.

  130. By Stephanie on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    Keep Joe Webb – he’s going to be great someday!

  131. By Shawn on Feb 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus … I agree Brett is one of the greatest and statistically the greatest QB ever but he only had 1 GREAT YEAR FOR THE VIKINGS … but so did Randall Cunningham and yet Tommy Kramer, Wade Wilson, and Daunte Culpepper are the best Viking QBs I remember ( I was born in 74 so I dont know Tark )

    In fact Jeff George and Warren Moon had really good years

    Im just saying Brett will be 42 and he is broken let the man rest and retire

  132. By Randy Ripperger on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    We need to quit giving up draft picks for players….players that are also high in salary and age. The Patriots have twice as many draft picks and 3 picks in the top 30+ with a payroll according to Sporting New of around $68.5 million compared to
    the Vikings $91.4 million. Time to clean up and rebuild through the draft.

  133. By Frederick Jones on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    @Jonathan Knauer,

    Read what Knauer has to say. He says that we need to improve our offensive line. He’s even a rare backer of T. Jack.
    And Knauer just happens to play qb!

    Imagine that?

  134. By Frederick Jones on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    We have the quarterbacks we need. We have the recievers we need. We just need a few great offensive linemen to make the offense work.

    And we better sign those defensive players, and keep the good defense!!!

  135. By Greg J on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    Seriously, enough with T-Jack. He’s had 5 years to develop. He’s not the answer. Vikings need a quality veteran QB and we need it now. Joe Webb shows promise. I don’t think we need to burn time trying to develop new talent out of this years draft. I think we would do better to see Webb develop under a seasoned vertern QB. I think we should set our eyes on Vince Young. He has the talent. The only problem is the Vikings need some with team leadership skills. Vince has some issues to work out. But if the Vikings could get him at a good price and find someone to mentor him, I think he could be a great QB and maybe a great fit for the Vikings.

  136. By 4thememories on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    One more for #4. Pay him $50M if you have too, he’s still our best chance.

  137. By Titus on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    @ Shawn–I agree– let him heal his body to enjoy the rest of his life– I was just trying to stir the pot on the blog– it is so boring with Chilly excused and the season over.

  138. By N. Martin on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    Kaepernik in the second round.

  139. By vikes on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    i belive fargochris has the right idea, CAM NEWTON, he will be a steal at the 12th pick

  140. By Jonathan Knauer on Feb 15, 2011 | Reply

    I can throw hard and make a 58 yard pass and i have been sacked 5 times out of the many years I’ve played and I’ve always wanted to be a QB for the Vikings so we can make another super bowl visit and win

  141. By B Beeman on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    Tebow!!!

  142. By jeff on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    I’M SICK OF ALOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT GOING AFTER KOLB, WHO WANTS TO GIVE UP ALL OF OUR DRAFT PICKS FOR AN UNPROVEN PLAYER. CASE IN POINT HERSCHEL WALKER DEAL. WE DON’T NEED TO GIVE ANOTHER TEAM MORE GOOD PLAYERS TO FUEL THEIR FIRES, WE NEED THEM FOR OURSELVES. QUIT WITH THE KOLB STORIES ALREADY. COME ON MAN

  143. By jeff on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    AS FAR AS CAM NEWTON, DON’T WE HAVE TO PAY HIS DAD FIRST JUST TO TALK TO HIM, LOL

  144. By jeff on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    HEY JONATHAN, THIS ISN’T MADDEN, LMAO

  145. By Datank20 on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    Why must everyone hate on TJack? He did get us to the play-offs the only year he played all 16 games did he not? Yes he did. Now he’s learned from Favre (look at Rodgers who learned from Favre). The Vikings have always had a scrambler behind the line, and on the run TJack does have a good arm.
    I do agree with people who say NO for Kolb, he has not proven anything beside what a couple good games. NO KOLB.
    Cam Newton is a trouble maker, we do not need another media frenzy QB.
    VY is a big maybe, yes he proved himself at Tennessee, but I still feel he doesn’t have his head on straight, he would be someone I would consider after the draft and right before training.
    I don’t pay much attention to college football so I can not comment on the QBs for the draft. But draft wise, we need to get DBs, Williams is decent, Windfield and a healthy Griffen are solid but that’s it. We need a replacement for P Williams seeing as he may be leaving us.
    Lets not worry about the draft as much as the solid players we may lose: Rice, P Williams, Ray Edwards (give him another season I believe he’s worth it), Leber, and Greenway.

  146. By Gubber on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    Give me a QB with a high football IQ. Look at history. Montana, Bradshaw (who some mistakenly think was dumb, but was far from it), Brady, Manning, and Aikman. All these gentlemen were and are students of the game. Not one of them was hugely gifted with great athletic ability, but could dissect a defence with brutal efficiency.From what I am hearing both Locker and Ponder seem to fit that description. Give either of these two some time and the Vikes offensive weapons, and it just might be something to behold !!!
    Chad Pennington might be a good fit for a year to two, both as a starter and as a mentor for a young QB.

  147. By vikes on Feb 16, 2011 | Reply

    Look at what Rodgers did, plus the Packers played 20 games and they are the World Champs. I may not like them, but they did what the Vikings can only dream of.
    I don’t think Cam Newton is the answer. We might as well give Webb a shot. Couldn’t Favre please come back for at least one more year. He is still the best QB in the NFL.

  148. By Earle Swift on Feb 17, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve been a fan of the Vikings forever. This may seem strange to a lot of people, but seeing there are not a lot of great prospects out there I think the Vikings should go back and get Sage Rosenfels. He is a veteran and gets rid of the ball fast. He looked good in the preseason. Sage knows the game, coaches and players. He fits the shoe just find, plus he even got to learn from BRETT FARVE. They dumped on him when they let him go. TJ is okay but not going to lead us far. With whats out there I think Sage would be the best and safe bet.

  149. By vikes on Feb 17, 2011 | Reply

    Why have Sage, if you could still get Favre. I would rather have him then a guy who learned from him.
    Please Brett, come back for one more season, we have the team in place to get to the Super Bowl.

  150. By Datank20 on Feb 17, 2011 | Reply

    I love Favre to death, but we all saw it this year but his body is telling him give it up. If anything we should hire Favre as an assistant QB coach or something on the offensive side of the coaching staff

  151. By bringbackbrett on Feb 18, 2011 | Reply

    1 MORE PURPLE FAVRE YEAR

  152. By desmond on Feb 18, 2011 | Reply

    With all due respect to all the other QB’s named in this article .”The Joe Webb Era” has begun in Minny and nothing short of injury (God forbid) is going to change that……..This guy has a cannon for an arm ,he is elusive,mobile and tremendously gifted athletically, has a brain and is a student of the game .A younger, faster, stronger Mike Vick without the character issues (”Dog Gate”) Remember this when these two went head to head in Philly a divisional title was on the line for the Eagles ….Webb as a rookie was making his first NFL start and Vick was the NFC favourite for MVP…Well guess who played like a seasoned veteran and who stunk up the joint ..aha. Now one game does not a career make and the Viking D had a lot to do with Vick’s problems that night but Webb flashed a lot of talent that to this observer bodes well for his future in Minny………Go VIKES

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