The quarterback situation in Minnesota is not good and this offseason the Vikings will be active in searching for a new starter.
Michael Vick is a name that has popped up on the Minnesota Vikings’ radar as of late. His speed and strong arm could make the team very versatile, but the biggest problem with Vick is his decision making on the field.
Hasn’t Minnesota learned its lesson when trying out veteran quarterbacks?
Vick was not good when he played for the Eagles last season, completing only 54 percent of his passes for five touchdowns and three interceptions. Since his return to the NFL, hitting open receivers has been his biggest problem.
Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman had the exact same problem last season. Who’s to say that Vick can reverse this trend and magically turn his career around with the Vikings when he struggled with the Eagles?
Vick had targets to throw to like DeSean Jackson and Brent Celek last season but failed to keep consistency even though he had a couple of solid receivers to work with.
Nick Foles came in to replace Vick and was spectacular, leading the Eagles to the playoffs. In my mind, Vick was the problem in Philadelphia and the Eagles are going to be much better without him as quarterback.
The Vikings would be taking a severe risk on Michael Vick and I just don’t see it paying off at all.
A few years back, they tried out on former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb and that failed miserably, there’s really nothing to convince me that Vick is the guy to take over as quarterback for the Vikings. He struggled last year and it should simply not be the Vikings who take the risk on signing him.
Minnesota has taken enough risks on washed up quarterbacks. It’s time to either stick with Cassel or draft a young quarterback. The team is too talented to settle for an incompetent quarterback.