Congratulations to the Minnesota Vikings. Every year you give me hope and then break my heart. I remember the 98 NFC Championship. I remember missing the playoffs because of the Arizona Cardinals. I remember sending the most explosive receiver of our time to Oakland. I remember the Sex Boat Scandal. The Vikings have a history of disappointment but the team has finally started coming together over the last couple seasons. Adrian Peterson is one of the best running backs in the game right now. Jared Allen and the Williams Wall has formed one of the best run-stopping defenses in the league. Bernard Berrian has finally brought the deep ball threat back to Minnesota. Things are finally starting to look up for the Vikes.
The one thing they are lacking that could make them a Super Bowl contender is a quarterback. T-Jack has been less than phenomenal and Gus Frerotte is just too damn old. Who will the Vikings pick up? Luckily for the Vikings there are several veterans available that could push them over the edge. Kurt Warner had an MVP caliber season and took the improbable Arizona Cardinals to the Super Bowl this year. Will the Vikings pick him up? Nope. Jeff Garcia is a journeyman who has provided veteran leadership for all of the teams he has played for. Will the Vikings pick him up? Of course not. They need someone who can move like a helicopter. They need Sage Rosenfels. Today the Vikings traded a 4th round draft pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for Rosenfels and have given him a two-year deal worth $9 million making him the highest paid backup quarterback in the NFL.
I wouldn't be surprised if Brad Johnson is the Vikings starting quarterback by the end of the season.