Was just watching ESPN with the sound off, and here came John Clayton‘s creepy Paul Williams face with the graphic underneath: Is Jeff Garcia a candidate for the Vikings? I assume, since they were asking the question, the answer was “yes” (again, I had the sound off). Of course this does not prove that the Vikings are interested in Garcia or that Garcia would consider signing with them were they to pursue him. But, the tea-leaves are there to be read, and frankly, I think they say Jeff Garcia will be our quarterback in 2009. Maybe it isn’t inevitable yet but it’s getting there.
But Matt Cassel is still out there right? Maybe for someone…but not us. We spent a huge package of draft picks last year on Jared Allen and can’t possibly afford to do something like that again. Sorry, but that’s reality. And with Cassel off the table…well, the options become meager pretty quick. As I’ve said before, I would only accept Garcia as a last resort…and it looks like we’ve already gotten down to that last resort, unless something unexpected shakes loose, like Donovan McNabb getting incredibly irritated with the Eagles and demanding a trade. I throw that out as red meat for the wild speculators.