Quarterback in the Vikings' Sights

Jay Cutler dreams fade quickly in the harsh light of reality – clearly, multiple people in the organization, not just Brad Childress, have serious reservations about what’s between the guy’s ears – but that doesn’t necessarily mean an end to the Vikings‘ efforts to add to their corps of signal callers.  In fact, there is at least one guy I know the organization is intrigued by:  Kansas State‘s Josh Freeman, who is scheduled to be among the draft prospects the team hosts at Winter Park on April 8-9.  The chances of the Vikings actually landing Freeman with the #22 pick are slim right now, but might improve if, for example, the Jets were to swing a deal for Cutler, leaving them less likely to snap Freeman up themselves.  That being said, I doubt the Vikes would forgo the chance to take an Eben Britton or a Percy Harvin with their first-rounder, even if it meant getting a highly-touted QB like Freeman who certainly has more upside than a marginal prospect like John David Booty.  But they’re having the guy in anyway, just to cover all their bases.  Chilly is nothing if not thorough.

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Tags: Brad Childress Eben Britton Jay Cutler John David Booty Josh Freeman Percy Harvin

  • Mike

    Vikings need to win now.  Get proven vets at QB and WR and draft OT and FB.  Build for the future at QB next year!

  • KYLE

    I dont understand what the fuss is about 1st round picks….THEY ARE NOT GUARANTEED.  Lets see: CHRIS HOVAN, DUMBTA CULPEPPER, DWAYNE RUDD, DUANE CLEMONS, DERRICK ALEXANDER, DWAYNE WASHINGTON, D.J. DOZIER, GERALD ROBINSON, KEITH MILLARD…need I say more. Who the FU__ on this list ever got us to a superbowl…..non of them….thats how much a 1st round pic is good for….TRADE THE 1ST ROUNDS AWAY FOR CUTLER YOU SIMPLETINS

  • http://www.thevikingage.com Taylor

    Kyle you dombass if first round picks are so bad and we traded them all away we would of never got AP ALL DAY with out him we would not even be close to the playoffs

  • josdin

    Kyle, there are plenty of first round pick that have made it to the superbowl. There are even more that have made it into the playoffs. Cutler has done neither.

    There are plenty of arguements that can be used to say that the Vikings should go after Cutler. Yours was not one of them.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Kyle,  all of those former Vikings draft picks i agree were all busts, except for Keith Millard. Millard was an awesome player along with Chris Doleman, but as far as the other dissapointments, especially DJ Dozier, who had all the tools to be a great RB, but lack the mental capability to succeed. We gotta get Cutler, forget about the others= i agree 100 percent.

  • KYLE

    We will always have the argument about SOME 1st round pics do go well, however statistics will show that at least 75% dont really pan out.  Do some turn out to be desent..? Sure, but the argument is this…CRAP SHOOT pics before we know what they can do VS. Cutler who is proven though in a few short years that he is worth it.  Well, it doesnt make a difference now does it.  We will be looking up to the Bear this season with Cutler at helm and oh yeah they just signed Orlando Pace…What have we done..hmm signed a second string QB…So lets all get excited again everyone for another Bullsh__ year

  • Chuck

    Orlando is on the down hill stretch, I really wouldn’t about him mauling the Vikes DE’s. Cutler is water under the bridge, We didn’t get him life goes on, The Draft is coming up and there are other stages of Free Agency before the season, I think they well fill some holes with Quality players before it is said and done…
    QB  Garcia may be a Stop Gap, But I think he is good insurance in case  Tarvaris and Sage don’t pan out  (  Draft  RT, WR, CB (QB???)
    Your Thoughts???