Think the Vikings front office didn’t realize the importance of having an elite Quarterback on the team ?
Rosenfel ‘s ? Jackson ? – See any drop-off here ?
I think Rick Speilman sees a difference.
Don’t think the latest rumors are simply the imagination of various writers musing through the off-season. There is some actual momentum building in this direction.
There is little doubt that Viking coach Brad Childress is enamored with the Eagle veteral signal caller. True, the team will give Brett Favre the right of first refusal. But make no mistake, the window of opportunity is realistically open for another year or so, then who knows. Don’t look for the franchise to be led by Tavarus Jackson any time soon.
And don’t think the team is going to allow the Favre circus to derail their opportunity to add an Elite field general. Don’t be surprised if the Vikings find themselves in a situation where they HAVE to give Favre a “Take-it-or-leave-it” ultimatum prior to the start of mini camp as their window to make a McNabb deal may be very narrow. Let’s hope Favre doesn’t try to hold the franchise hostage, lest he find himself on the outside looking in.
“First off, let me make it clear that there is a reason covering the Vikings is so much fun. That’s because there is an endless supply of speculation to keep a beat writer busy 12 months a year. Want evidence? Well, here it is.
Three days after the Vikings’ heart-breaking loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game, there already is conjecture about what the franchise might do at quarterback. Yes, Brett Favre is signed for 2010 and all indications are the Vikings want him back, but what fun is actually waiting on a decision from him?
Instead, the name being thrown out there as a possibility to replace Favre is longtime Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. The reality is that just when you want to dismiss such talk you give it some thought and, well, you start to put together the pieces and …
McNabb’s situation is that he has a year left on his contract with the Eagles and speculation is the team might be willing to move him. McNabb is from Chicago, so being in Minneapolis would put him close to home, and, of course, Brad Childress worked closely with McNabb when the Vikings coach was first the quarterback’s coach and then offensive coordinator with the Eagles. “