Managing the Vikings QB Situation

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When you lose your starting QB for the season with a severe knee injury at the end of August, it not a good situation.And when you trade a first-round draft pick for a starting QB that went on to have the best season of his career, and is currently the highest rated QB in the NFL, but now he can play either with a knee injury, that not a good situation.It is a good situation though when your backup QB, after having a full week of practice, comes in and has the best game of his career, leading to the most productive offensive game passing since Brett Favre was quarterback. The fact that he only on a one-year deal and probably isn content to be a backup, isn a good situation. Oh, and none of the three QBs in question is currently under contract beyond this season. That not a good situation either.And lastly, because two of the three QBs in question have what looks to be on-going durability concerns, a fourth QB was acquired, a highly coveted developmental QB, and is now a member of the active roster, leaving a situation where potentially four QBs could be on the active roster in a month time Jerick McKinnon Jersey. That not a good situation either.So, What To Do?Just to recap the above situation, the Vikings currently have A one-time, and potentially future, franchise QB who led the league in passing accuracy his last season prior to suffering a severe knee injury that will likely be an on-going durability issue, in the name of Teddy Bridgewater. A current potential franchise QB who also led the league in passing accuracy his last season Will Sutton Jersey, coming off his best season as the 6th highest rated passer in the league, and currently the highest rated passer in the NFL, but also with a touchy knee injury situation that leaves him day-to-day in terms of availability, and will also be an on-going durability concern, in the name of Sam Bradford. A possible starting QB coming off the best game of his career, who looked good in pre-season as well, does not have injury issues that are a durability concern at this point Riley Reiff Jersey, and who knows, could thrive in the Vikings offense too- in the name of Case Keenum. Kyle Sloter, a developmental QB a lot of other teams wanted, but the Vikings out-bid them, who looked good in pre-season but doesn have much experience playing QB, nor any doing so in the NFL, but is currently a member of the active roster.At some point in the next month or so, Teddy Bridgewater may be ready to come off the PUP list, which would necessitate either keeping 4 QBs on the roster, and thereby leaving the team short elsewhere, or letting one go, presumably Kyle Sloter, and having to recruit another 3rd string QB next year, who likely won be as good and also likely a year behind Sloter developmentally. There are also real questions about Sam Bradford on-going durability, and also what Teddy ability will be when he comes back, in addition to his also having on-going an durability concern, which makes signing either to a long-term deal somewhat problematic. Bradford will likely command north of $20 million year for sure, and probably more like $25 million. Bridgewater may come cheaper, as he has not been as prolific a passer, and also a performance risk factor as he hasn played in two years.Case KeenumKeenum, age 29, makes a lot of sense as a backup, and I bet Spielman now wishes he signed him for a longer term deal, if Keenum had been willing. But judging from his press conference Monday Datone Jones Jersey, he doesn seem content to be a backup, and is probably looking to parlay his good performance into another chance as a starter.


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