If the Vikings do decide to bring in a veteran QB to compete with or sit on the bench behind Christian Ponder, it probably won’t be Vince Young. Never mind the fact that Vince has been working out with Adrian Peterson. That little tidbit, experts assure us, is meaningless.
The definitive word on Vince has come down from NFL.com’s Steve Wyche who says the Vikings “have not had internal discussions” about the soon-to-be-former Titans QB. So that should pretty much put down that rumor, right?
Something tells me that rumor isn’t going away. Nor is the Donovan McNabb rumor. Nor the Matt Hasselbeck rumor. Nor, for that matter, any Brett Favre rumors bored people might feel like whipping up.
Creating rumors is fun. And the best thing is, they don’t need much basis in fact. Adrian Peterson has been working out with Vince Young? That must mean Vince is coming to the Vikings!
I doubt Adrian Peterson has enough pull with Rick Spielman to get a guy signed who happens to be his workout buddy. Especially when that guy is a known head-case who also can’t stay healthy.
Any way you slice it, Vince Young would be a bad gamble. At this point McNabb would probably be a bad gamble too, but he wouldn’t be as bad a gamble as Young.
Perhaps it’s time to jump off the “Get a Veteran” bandwagon and join the “Throw Christian Ponder In There As a Rookie” parade. Who knows? Maybe Ponder is Matt Ryan 2.0.
Here’s where someone will want to rip me for forgetting about Joe Webb. I assure you, I haven’t forgotten about Joe Webb. I just think that when a team spends a #12 overall pick on a QB…well, that’s a message that they don’t think very highly of their other QBs.
So don’t slam me for short-changing Joe Webb. Slam Spielman and Frazier.