C John Sullivan Signs Contract Extension With Vikings

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 17, 2011 – 3:16 pm

One of the biggest offseason priorities for the Vikings is no longer a priority. The team and C John Sullivan have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the 4-year veteran in Minnesota for the foreseeable future. Exact terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

“We are very excited about the future of John Sullivan,” Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier said. “He has quickly become a leader among the offensive linemen. John is having an outstanding 2011 season and he is a big part of why our rushing attack is near the top in the NFL. We are thrilled about having John as a member of the Minnesota Vikings for years to come.”

Sullivan was drafted by the Vikings in the 6th round of the 2008 NFL Draft and has worked his way from special teams player and reserve lineman as a rookie, to the starting center on the 2009 team that went to the NFC Championship, to now being one of the best and most consistent performers along the line. Sullivan, 26 years old and a product of the University of Notre Dame, has appeared in 58 games, with 42 starts.

This contract extension will keep the battery of Sullivan and rookie QB Christian Ponder together, as the team tries to strengthen a young offensive nucleus that already includes Percy Harvin, Adrian Peterson and Kyle Rudolph.

Congratulations to Sullivan and the Vikings on getting this deal accomplished before the offseason. Keeping Sullivan in Minnesota is a good deal for both parties.

Statements from the Wilfs
“John embodies a true Minnesota Viking, on and off the field. He is a valuable member to our team and a key part of our future. This is a big moment for John, and the Minnesota Vikings, we are very pleased a deal has been reached.”  – Mark Wilf

“Over the last four years, John has contributed in countless ways to the Vikings organization.  He has been very active in the community along with being a key member along our offensive line. John is a bright young man and we are fortunate to have him in the Vikings organization.”   – Zygi Wilf

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85 Responses to “C John Sullivan Signs Contract Extension With Vikings”

  1. By Kalishnakov on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Excellent. him and hutch are bout the only worthy starters.

  2. By Carl on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Now to make more salary cap space we say thanks Hutch for the years of service good luck in your future endevers and move Charlie Johnson to RG let Herrera go and go sign Carl Nicks and draft Kalil/Martin at LT along with the extention of Sullivan theres three fifths of a starting offencive line. Later on in the draft find another OG.

    Go Vikes! Good start.

  3. By Deertracks on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    I hope Joe Webb is included in Fraziers “Offensive nucleus”

    After Ponder is wiped out Sundays Saints game and Webb has to clean up the mess, Frazier wakes up and trains BOTH QB’s…..

  4. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    5 years 25 million for Sullivan

  5. By KLAWZ on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    No offense Deertracks…..i usually agree with ya, but its funny how everyone anoints Webb as our savior after a half a game…. yes he can run…. but he has not proven he cant throw…. he did pretty well last game, but thats really it guys there is no way no how that Webb is a smart better tosser than Ponder….saying this i like webb and we should play them both every game….keep teams on their toes and then they both get field time!!!

  6. By KLAWZ on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder has to work on his ints…..he is a rookie yet, cant just toss him out the door yet….. same with webb, maybe he will find a way to throw decent….. very green as well!

  7. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    What is this priority Mike W writes about that is no longer a priority? Does Mike W mean our O line issues are now settled and Fred can put his feet up, open a Heineken, and enjoy the game?

  8. By Deertracks on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    KLAWZ:I zee you feel that both Webb and Ponder should be played in the same game..I, and a few others have been stating the same thing…I have been taping all the Viking games now for about 10 years…Now, I go back and watch the interesting parts that show how they perform…When it comes to Webb, I am never disapointed…Too bad Frazier and some of the head office clowns fail to see what they have in Webb…

    If Ponder gets laid out Sunday, We might just see what Webb can do (again)…NO FRAZIER! NOT SAGE!

  9. By Sir Greasy Panda on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Good job keeping our center in MN for the future. There is no doubt that Kalil should be our first pick. Move Loadholt to the inside and pick up some more depth in free agency.

    Our work here is not done but this helps alot. The priority was keeping Sulli but the task of rebuilding our line is by far not finished.

    There are plenty of WRs becoming free agents this year. We can pick up a deep threat then but definitely draft Kalil

  10. By greatirishpotatofamine on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    If you think webb and ponder should be playing qb in the same game, you are stupid. there is no argument you are just stupid

  11. By Sir Greasy Panda on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is a good QB so I say that the staff should try to develop Webb as a WR/RB like Darren Sproles. Why doesnt Webb return punts and kicks??? This way he becomes a more active role player. His athletic skills are undeniable. It would take too much time to develop him fully as a QB and the NFL is a passing league, you need to get vertical, its just too lengthy for Webb, he would be great as a role player.

  12. By SAN JO VIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Lamiachael james #21 and adrian peterson #28 now thats what’s up go vik life!!

  13. By SAN JO VIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    aj mathews looks like hes taking a pooh and thats how big it is hahahaha!!!!!

  14. By Regfan on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Webb would make a great WR…once gets the ball zoooooom …he’s gone

  15. By Sir Greasy Panda on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    I dont understand the logic of allowing sherels to keep returning kicks, he is not producing, Percy returns maybe one kick a game but that one kick is so close to going all the way. It makes such an impact that its worth having Percy on the sideline for a couple a plays while he regains his breath. I mean Musgrave pulls him out in key situations anyway??? The bears tried keeping hester on the sidelines but they realized that he is too much of a threat. Percy is the exact same thing. I dont get it

  16. By Mike R. on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    OT Left. Kalil USC
    Right Adams Ohio State

    OG DeCastro,Stanford
    Foreman Mich St.
    Zeitler Wisconsin
    Miller Colorado

    DeCastro will probably be gone so get 2 OG in later rounds.

  17. By Mike B. on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Deertracks Webb is the back up QB and that’s it. Both you and Fred need to realize that you can’t change what the vikings want anymore than the team extending a contract to a center that is average to say the least. Birk is 4 times the player that Sullivan is. They probably didn’t have a choice but to extend them as they are more in need at other positions in the line. I do think we will see Webb tomorrow in some type of wildcat play. It should be fun.

  18. By Mike B. on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Deertracks Ponder is a tough kid you wil be surprised. He was tough all his college career and is going to be a great NFL QB for the Vikings.

  19. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    I agree– Ponder has a lot of promise. Only time will tell, though– all of it is speculative going forward. I dare say we beat the Saints tomorrow.


  20. By mr smiff on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    I wish I could share your sentiments about Sully fellas, but the guy sucks. He’s undersized as a center, can’t block worth a d@mn without help, and was a major reason Favre got hurt last season. He is the weakest link on the line, period. Besides, if resigning him was such a priority, why did they waste a draft pick on Fusco?

  21. By mr smiff on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Then again, he WAS playing injured most of the time last season. Still don’t agree with the deal, though.

  22. By Viking33 on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    If Sullivan was such a great Center, why did we draft 2 Centers? So we can train them to play other positions I guess. It will be interesting to find out where the Vikings think there OLine is at during the 2012 draft – we should know within the first three rounds. I wonder where they think they are with the development of Love as a Tackle in the Pros. That being said no where on our roster do we have a real life LT – we have guys the play LT but not an actual LT. I smell an upset tomorrow, but I don’t think it will be our team – I think the Colts get their first win against Tennesee.

  23. By Viking33 on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mr Smiff – yes it is true he did play injured last year. I can’t wait to see our big free agent signing from last offseaason on the sidelines tomorrow. All be it, from the CFL – Emmanuel Arcineaux has been learing on the practice squad all year. I personally think the coaching staff is not giving the kid a fair shake, be cause he was kind of forced on them by the VP Borg-like conglomerate. I guess we will see as he was to be activated for tomorrows game becasue the rookie Burton went IR.

  24. By Puckertrucker on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    To the Fans:
    The only thing we are going to see this weekend is Ponder throwing an out pattern to our wideouts and the Saints taking it back to the house. I have watched with concern in Ponders playing he telegraphs ever pass he makes and He doesn’t have a strong enough arm to throw back accross the field. We put Webb in last week and He brought us to within one last play of winning. In my estimation that is why he is not playing this week he plays to well and Frazier wants us to lose. Otherwise Frazier would have started Webb at QB he is a better option against the Saints than ponder at this juncture at least we know he can run for TDs at the slightest hint of trouble with the defense gettiing to him. Don’t get me wrong but Ponder was thrown in the fracus to soon he may be the future of this team, but Webb hasn’t even had a good chance to show just what he is capable of doing. Even in the games he played last year and of those he at least won three games. I think he should be given a break and a chance to show just what he can do against the saints this week.

    The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!Skol Fan.

  25. By Viking33 on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    If it is any indication of what a team thinks its weaknesses are you should check out our Practice squad where we have 3 WR’s all rookies newly signed. I dunno what that says, but Im thinking that says Blackmon. If I was crazy and that may not be far off – this is what I would try and pull off for 2012. Trade Ponder for a 1 & 2 – take RG3 with our 2nd pick – use the Ponder trade to try and get Blackmon – Grab a LT with our 2nd round pick – then go heavy on Defensive draft picks from there. We can still get a DB with our other 2nd round pick we would have in the Trade and go from there. I just think RG3 and Blackmon would be Nuis to have together for years to come with Harvin or Peterson…..Wow

  26. By Puckertrucker on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    To F. Jones, DRS, and Titanium Tiitus:

    Just what great plays has Sullivan made for this team? does he keep the defense off our QB’s back does he open gaping holes for AD to run up the middle or any of our backs does he have to be double teamed because he opens those holes at will lets ace it we haven’t ha a great Center since Matt Birk left for the Ravens. the coach of this team just doesn’t get in the grand scheme of things you need players that will make this team a powerhouse that it was once long ago.

  27. By Big AL on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings 33…where do you get your weed? That will never happen. Dumb….

  28. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    PT- I don’t know what Sullivan has done– not sure what all the excitement was in Mike W.’s article how this was a great achievement and we can all sigh collectively now. That is why I asked why Mike W. wrote that a huge priority all season has now been taken care of and we can move forward– so is this article saying Sullivan is the end all to all our O Line woes? Woe to the fans.

  29. By CanadianVF on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ Viking33, yes you are correct, you are crazy. Who is going to play quarterback next year, Webb? Maybe we should go and take a chance on Peyton Manning I’m sure he will come and save us. The fairytales and pie in the sky scenario’s on this blog go beyond belief.

  30. By Mike R. on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    I like the WR Adams PS addition

    didn’t like the OG Lewis PS deletion
    he could have reunited (knock on wood) with Kalil who protected Barkley at USC.

  31. By VegasVike on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @CVF-careful what you say out loud. I don’t think we’re in any danger of getting Peyton now, but maybe in a year or so.

  32. By Mike R. on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply


    yes. We might get Peyton in trade where we give players and many,many draft picks…a la Herschel Walker trade….Doh!!!!

  33. By Kalishnakov on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    keep feeding negativity and you will receive more negativity. I feel like peoples expectations were far to high this year. maybe thats why im not as emotionally irrational. any one that believed we had a chance to finish second or first in the division is just plain lacking reasoning skills. we had no chance this season. look at sam bradford hes having a horrible season this year coming off his ROOKIE year. his second season hes doing bad. so its hard to say with a qb if theyll be a success until their career is over. ponders= far from over. give the team a chance. give the owners a chance. 95% of this team from top to bottom really wants to bring a superbowl TO MINNESOTA. not just to the franchise. they want to bring it to minnesota. not la, not cali. MINNESOTA. my best advice is throw your support behind the HC frazier and the wilfs, this is the beginning of something great. let this thing blossom. this team needs all the positive vibes right now that we fans can sacrifice. Frazier definitely has the future QB of the franchise on his roster. between webb and ponder. one of them is going to be spectacular. Which makes his job alot easier in seasons to come. even next season isnt going to be stellar, itll be better. 6-10 7-9 8-8 type of season. we still wont have the continuity to get going. that 3rd season though, thats judgement season thats where its all on the line thats when i predict a superbowl win for this franchise if we can keep the core together. OC or HC changes will set us back another year. not worth it.

  34. By Kalishnakov on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    another thing, NO PEYTON MANNING, stupiddddddd!!!!!!!!!!!! no more mcscabbs or farovers. let the dolphins have him or w/e

  35. By Kalishnakov on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    alot of roster moves need to happen between now and that third season, but to expect any better than 8-8 next season is ludicrous. lets get back to reality.

  36. By CanadianVF on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @ Vegas Vike, the good news is the Runnin Rebels defeated the 19 th ranked team in the country on the road today and I have a smile on my face because of it. Go Rebels !

  37. By Cam on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Titanium Titus
    Sully is ranked 2nd best center in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus. 25m / 5 years sounds like a great deal to me.

  38. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    @Viking33 … you said “VP Borg-like conglomerate” … great comment. dont know if i agree or not, you might be right …. but i loved the borg referance

  39. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    is it a coincedance that Adrian Peterson had his best game the game Sullivan was injured?

    Week 7 … No Sullivan … Adrian Peterson had 175 yards

  40. By RP-ETF-MV on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, you are blowing smoke out your a$$ if you think we need to draft a OL in the first round with our first pick. NO NO NO, We need to draft that Alabama or LSU cornerback. I like the alabam one better, because he has chris cook like features, hope he doesnt have same problems. Pick up WR’s in free agency, and CB’s in draft, and OL in the free agency also.

  41. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    the 1 game sullivan didnt play peterson averaged 7.3 yards per carry …


    We have the equivelant of Matt Millen running this team. and just like matt millen we have finished last in the last 2 seasons

    with sullivan peterson has only had 1 game he averaged more than 5 yards per carry

  42. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    12 games with Sullivan this season … peterson has 2- 100 yard games. his best with Sullivan was 122

    1 game WITHOUT sullivan …. peterson had 175 yards

    @Mike Wobs explain this madness ????????????????????????

  43. By Shawn on Dec 17, 2011 | Reply

    2008 … NO SULLIVAN … Peterson 1,700 yards

    2009 … with sullivan …. peterson 1300 yards

    2010 … with sullivan … peterson 1200 yards

    2011 … with sullivan … peterson 800 yards

    so heres a prediction

    2012 … with sullivan … peterson 700 yards

    2013 … with sullivan … peterson 400 yards

    2014 … vikings trade peterson for a 8th round pick because he isnt performing

    Vikings never see another 1,000 yard rusher till Sullivan retires a viking at the age of 37

  44. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone just relax– I am really glad at what I have seen the past 3-4 weeks– the team has battled and stayed in games till the last second with nothing to play for.
    The offense is gelling, and with a few changes we should be competitive next year– we will be on the way up (not much room to go any lower).

    Anyway, I am looking for an upset win tomorrow– everyone, and I mean everyone is picking the Saints. Everyone is rarely right.

  45. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    lol our running game got better with sullivan on the sidelines can we keep him there?

  46. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    LOL– a $25 million dollar cheerleader.

  47. By Rogerthevikefan on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    1st round LT Kalil or CB Claiborne. 2nd round OG DeCastro or Osemele. 3rd round CB Stephon Gilmore. 4th round WR B.J. Cunningham. Compensatory 4th round DT Kendall Reyes. In FA look at Bills LT Bell, Chiefs CB Carr, Chiefs WR Bowe, Titans CB Finnegan, any Saftey.

  48. By animal26 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    I might be in the minority of saying this, but Vikings WTH?!?!?! Vikings, I love you, but this move was Dumb. Sully hasn’t been all that good at all. He’s undersized, weak, and gets whipped consistently against the vast majority of Defensive tackles in the league. We need a center with good size, good strength, and has the nasty attitude of going out on the field and destroying defensive linemen. Sully doesn’t have that. Why do the Vikes continue to make poor decisions, when it comes to the offensive line. :\

  49. By animal26 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Oh wait, now that I Think of it. We do have a Center on the roster. hmmmm, what’s his name…. Oh yeah, Brandon Fusco!!!! Heck, Joe Berger played better with limited snaps then Sully did.

  50. By MGR4FUN on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    gr8 job by the front office to sign sully now and a well deserved contract … i agree sully aint matt birk ‘cept matt birk no-longer wanted to be a viking (thx & gl) … few of us fans hav a clue what is involved in playin center at the pro level sully plays well and has shown excellent consistant improvement … the unit of ponder and sully will grow stronger … sully will be the rock that leads the way for the best athlete in football not to mention toby and percy … the addition of either kalil or martin will be huge … that makes for some gr8 competition with those remainin o-linemen and there are some quality athletes working to earn a spot … i think the purple need to either trade up or offer multiple picks to obtain lsu cb claiborne with their second pick … in rounds 3,4,5 & 6 go back to “LSU” for any o-lineman coming out or any defensive player those young men already know what it means to wear purple and gold with pride and play for all the marbles

  51. By Viking33 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    My point about the RG3 scenario and trading Ponder is just to make the point that if we have the 2nd pick and with that we have a lot of options and flexibility. There are 2 or 3 QB’s coming out this year that have a very high ceiling. If you don’t weigh all of your options you have already failed. For all we know we may draft another Center…..Yes we seem to have a goose in hand with Ponder, but if you could get a Goose that lays golden eggs, wouldn’t that be better, even if one day he stopped laying golden eggs one day, you would still have a goose, which is what you have now. RG3….have you seen this kid play – Wow!! Would you like to know you had a chance to nab that guy or would you rather see him in another uniform. Andfor the record I like Ponder too, but the point of the Draft is to improve your team.

  52. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    4rth round Draft pick for the Vikes should be Goerge Iloka from BSU at 6’3 216 lb’s he was a great safety and played CB at times , He runs a 4.44 40. Bring him in and put 14 pounds more on him and train him to be an Outside Line Backer. The Vikes would have a OLB that doesnt miss tackles and can cover Receivers.

  53. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    It would be a huge misstake for the Vikings to change to a 3-4 Deffence. In a 3-4 D, you must have LB’s that can cover receivers and defend the pass. Well you all know how bad our LB’s are at pass coverage. If they do this it would take 5 to 6 seasons of drafting to aquire the right players to imploy a successful 3-4 D. If they try it with our current players, we will go from Bad to Laughing Stock. Please dont make a desperate stupid move like this.

  54. By SmileyStar on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Teams do not fear us in the passing game! That’s why AP’s numbers are going down. It has nothing to do with Sullivan. Would you need to double team any receiver when ponder is throwing the ball? Nope, stack as many guys in the box as you can and Ponder will complete a pass to to a db, safety, or a lb every chance he gets. AP’s yardage sucks because Ponder sucks. Watch how the Saints play defense on us. No respect for the passing game. Oh look a blitz, Ponder gets sacked. Another blitz, Ponder throws an INT. Of course that’s if it is not a sack fumble.

  55. By Viking33 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    @ Purplegoldman – our Defense is already Laughing Stock material – I don’t know where these shoddy reports come from though – 3-4 Defense / DB’s ignoring play calling…..don’t be afraid to have a dependable source when reporting – seems like just rumor mill stuff to me.

  56. By Viking33 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    @ SmileyStar – I guess we will see if Ponder’s incredible intelligence that everyone says he has because he graduated school early will be useful to him in the NFL. He is going to need some field smarts to go along with those book smarts though. Instincts need to take over once that ball gets snapped. You don’t learn Instincts in a book, you need to learn them on the Field. Time will tell if that happens – it will be hard for him to build good instincts though while he is being hammered on every play.

  57. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    If Fraizer doesn’t replace his Entire Coaching staff and especialy O-C D-C, then this team will continue the Chaos through 2012 and the Wilfs will finely realize that Fraizer must be replaced as well. So it may be 2014 before the Vike’s have a proven and professional Coaching staff. At this point it is all up to Fraizer as to how fast the Vikes turn things around. Will Fraizer learn that Professionalism comes before friends. He must be willing to do what is best for the Wilfs Company and the state of Minnesota, It’s fans and ultimately his own carrer. It isnt just Ponder that must learn from his Misstakes, Fraizer Better look in the Mirror.

  58. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    wow the crazies are coming out of the woodwork … Ponder is a rookie and is doing better than peyton manning did as a rookie. just nutso’s

    Bill Musgrave has the 16th ranked offense in the NFL in his first year with a rookie qb and no offseason and no OL …. go back to your caves wacko’s

  59. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, be careful who you call crazy– whenever you point a finger, you know three are pointing back at you…

    Just sayin’

  60. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply



  61. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    lol … i point like a wizard shooting lightning :)

    im not crazy?

  62. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Viking33 Ibelieve it was reported by Bleacher report as well as by an ESPN sports writer. Like i said, it would be a misstake. I didnt say it was what they are going to do. Everything is rumor until it happens.

  63. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    it is a heat wave in Mpls today— if we were outside, it would not be much of an advantage.

  64. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn, we all a little crazy to come on here and blog about a 2-11 team–

  65. By hippster on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    the only victory we can hope for today ,is mabe we knock the sh-t out of brees time for payback win or lose, knock that man on his a-s every chance they get ,hurt him permanent

  66. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply


    Vikings over the Saints in the upset of the nfl season!!!

  67. By TITANIUM TITUS on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply


  68. By hippster on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    that would be sweeeeeeeeeeet

  69. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    yea your right titus … i think it would be nice to see Peterson get 150+ … he needs a good game and a 1200 yard season

  70. By Mike B. on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s Goo Vikings win today letem say Who dat that going to bet the Saints. It was the Vikings Barrrooooohh

  71. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb headed to the same fate as the once Cordell Stewart of the Steelers.Stewart was drafted to be a WR the same as Joe Webb. After the failed QB experiment Stewart refused to play WR, The same thing is developing with Webb. Neither one have or had a future as a starting QB, But both could have been or could be Great #1 WR’s. Where is Stewart now, Well he is not in the NFL because of his bad attitude and refusal to play at the WR position he felt it was beneath him and that he was descriminated against. Just listen to the J Webb interview after the last game. The C Stewart is already appearing in Joe Webb. It will be a tragic waste of a gifted WR Led astray. Fraizer can stop this and save Joe’s Carrer

  72. By Shawn on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Kordell Stewart played 11 years in the NFL … Hes not out of the league because of attitude hes out of the leagues cause hes old …

    Stewart had ..

    2800 rushing yards
    650 rec yards
    14,700 passing yards

    he had a career QB rating of … 70.7 … that would be a 3rd string QB

    Yes Joe Webb should be our Kordell Stewart … except give him more WR time than QB time

  73. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Stewart was basicaly finished after being traded away from the Steelers. To this day Cowher would admit it was a misstake to try and make a starting QB of stewart, He could have been so much more as a starting WR.

  74. By purplegoldman on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    If you want to do it right and do what is best for Webb and the Vikings, then train Webb to be a starting WR and once in a while put him under center as QB to run a wild cat. But Joe needs to know that his future in the NFL is at WR.

  75. By Regfan on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    All I want is to see Green Bay Lose

  76. By Marc on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    should hit brees like they did to us 2 years ago and take the 15 yard penalty

  77. By Marc on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply


  78. By Steve Rogo on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    So happy for John, I was his his wrestling coach and this was his dream come true…go John

  79. By Bigfan1 on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    What good does an OT do if the QB is not very good. I say we go for a star QB and try to trade up to get an OT or CB.

  80. By 61vikings on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    How does anyone on this offensive line get an extension?? They all stink!! John Sullivan is the worst center we’ve ever had!!!

  81. By 61vikings on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    @ Titus
    I think your team quit today!! This is by far the worst Viking team in there history!! They should be ashamed with this performance!! This defense is horrible!! How did they come to the conclusion that Frazier would come back for another year?? My dead grandmother could do better!!

  82. By gubber on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    I feel so sorry for coach Frazier. He must look at his o-line and secondary that he inherited, and ask himself … What can I possibly do with this train wreck !!!

  83. By gubber on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s just get this nightmare season over with, and get on to some “truly serious rebuilding”. This off-season is going to tell Viking fans once and for all just how truly serious ownership is about building a Super Bowl champion.

  84. By Andrew S on Dec 18, 2011 | Reply

    This is good news but we really have to draft matt khalil move charlie to RT and drop loadholt the amount of penalties he gets is rediculous ive never seen anybody get that much stupid penalties granted im only 22 but linemen on my high school team didnt even get that much penalties, out of the 5 i say we need 3 new starters if were even going to be a 500 team

  85. By Puckertrucker on Dec 19, 2011 | Reply

    To the Viking Fans:
    We as Fans can no longer place the Blame on the coaches or the Players. The Blame rest Squarely on the Shoulders of The Wilf Family of Vice Presidents and Ziggy Wilf, Mark Wilf. They are the ones that hired Leslie Frazier, and approved his hiring of Pagac, and Musgrave, and the special teams coach and then bringing in D. McNabbwho just kept losing week after week until we were so deep in losses that we couldn’t help ourselves out of that deep hole McNabb put us in.
    All we have listened to all year long is we’ve got to do a better job of coaching, And from Ponder I’ve got to do a better job of handling the ball and stop fumbling, throwing interceptions, and all the rest of the garbage from the Vikings coaches week in and week out. I’m Glad that I don’t live in Minnesota any longer so I can’t buy my season tickets any longer I thought Les Steckel was a bad coach but at least we knew he was bad and we got rid of him. Now if the Wilfs use the excuse of owing Chilly money as the reason for keeping Frazier past this year than The Wilfs get what they deserve and thats a lousy Team. They could turn things around by hiring a good GM and a top notch coaching staff even with the players we have now a good coaching staff could whip them into shape. with a Good GM and coaching Staff they could Draft good plays to help the O-line that leaks like a SIEVE and a D-line and secondary that can’t stop the run and pass plays. And give Jarred Allen some deceient help.

    The one and only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!Skol Fans.

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