It took a few hours, but the NFL news cycle eventually picked up steam late on Tuesday afternoon and into the evening. This is a QB-driven league and so far since the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was ratified it’s been the QBs who’ve dominated the headlines.
This is significant for the Vikings because although the franchise’s QB of the future is likely already on the roster, there is a chance the Vikings consider bringing in a veteran passer to aide in the development of Rhett Bomar, Christian Ponder and Joe Webb and also perhaps even start games in the 2011 season until one of those youngsters is ready to take over.
Speaking of young Vikings QBs, a pair of former young Vikings QBs agreed to terms with new teams, as Tyler Thigpen landed in Buffalo and Tarvaris Jackson followed Darrell Bevell to Seattle. Jackson’s deal with Seattle set the stage early Wednesday morning for Matthew Hasselbeck to sign with the Tennessee Titans. While all of those players changed teams, Alex Smith has decided to stay put in San Francisco.
The carousel doesn’t stop there, though. A trio of other QBs appear to be on the trading block, with Philadelphia rumored to be in talks with the Arizona Cardinals to deal Kevin Kolb. In Denver, prevailing thought is Kyle Orton will be dealt, and the Cardinals might be a candidate for his services if a deal for Kolb falls through.
And we’d be remiss to not mention Donovan McNabb, who has clearly fallen out of favor in Washington. He’s on the trading block as well and the Vikings, who’ve been linked to McNabb in the past, are once again being talked about as a possible landing spot. We haven’t confirmed that possibility with the team, but a trio of high-profile NFL information men have been on the story, as Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Jason La Canfora of NFL Network and ESPN’s Adam Schefter have all linked the Vikings with McNabb.
Again, it’s unknown if the reports of the Vikings being in talks to acquire McNabb have any truth to them, but it’s something to follow and we’ll provide you with updates when appropriate. Stay tuned!
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