Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) pose for a photo following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

On the Inevitability of Michael Vick Ending Up In Minnesota


The question “Who will play quarterback for the Vikings in 2014?” has been on a lot of people’s lips of late. There are several candidates. Matt Cassel. Christian Ponder. Johnny Manziel. Derek Carr. Blake Bortles.

But let’s not kid ourselves. You know who will wind up playing QB for the Vikings next year? Michael Vick.

It’s inevitable. Unavoidable. Just get used to the idea, cause it’s coming and there’s nothing anyone can do to stop it.

This is how it will go down.

Matt Cassel will look at the remarkably thin list of free agent quarterbacks and realize he can score himself a nice deal. So he will opt out of his Vikings contract and hit the road.

The Vikings will miss out on the top four QBs in this year’s draft, despite a frantic effort to trade up and get one. Rather than settle for a second-tier QB like AJ McCarron, they’ll punt on the QB position for this year, hoping to land Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston next year.

Josh Freeman will be long gone by this time and good riddance.

The Vikes will look at the remaining available option on the roster, Christian Ponder, and say “Nooooooope.

Desperate for a QB option who is not Christian Ponder, and hoping to placate the veterans on the team, they will turn to Michael Vick. Michael Vick who is revered by many young players in the league. Because Madden.

Of course Vick won’t sign with the Vikings or any other team unless he thinks he has a chance to start. That’s okay. Vick will still be on the street looking for a job once the draft has come and gone and the Vikings have realized they are up the creek. NFL GMs don’t play Madden.

Vick will be desperate to sign anywhere with an opening. The Vikes will point to Ponder and say, “It’s you or him.” Vick will like his chances.

Vick will get a one year deal. He will easily win the starting job.

He will get hurt a lot and Christian Ponder will end up starting a few games. The Vikings will finish 6-10 behind Mike Zimmer and his feisty defense. They will not have a high enough pick to draft Mariota or Winston.

Repeat the process in 2015 with Vick coming back again?

This is how it will go down. Deny it if you must. I say we’d all be better off just getting used to the idea. Then it won’t hurt so much.

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  • David Crosby

    So basically you’re hoping we mess up and stay in mediocrity? Horrible thinking.

  • ethantoanlam

    Terrible writing. You suggest that we have to tank the next season for guys that might be selected in the top 5 and with a new coach who will try to win hard? Vick? It’s “inevitable” that people here will not take any BS from you.

  • Lisa Guevara

    Are you nuts? We already tried an Eagle reject in McNabb and you saw how that worked!

  • John Daniels

    Its obviously(I think anyway?) sarcasm and that is ‘everything has been going so terrible; it can only continue’ perspective. Though, in the not serious article; it at least has the Vikings landing a much more qualified head coach than Frazier in Mike Zimmer.

    I think the Vikings work out things with Cassel for hi to return and likely stay for another 2-3 years. Ponder is going to paid no matter what,so if they can’t get even a late round pick; I think they will pick up an additional QB outside of the early round QB they will draft to compete w/Ponder for the 3rd QB spot. And that other QB brought in will likely beat out Ponder for the 3rd spot &Ponder will get picked up by someone and maybe he can land somewhere with a much better coaching situation than he has endured and can become a viable back up in this league. Though, if he cannot ever learn to look past his first read and not stare him down the whole time; he could be out of the league in a year or two..

    Anyway, I think Spielman, along with a decent coaching staff significantly help push this team forward and the Vikings end up being in position to make the playoffs and everybody sees how badly the previous coaching staff had been holding this team back.

  • Ben Alfveby

    You people seriously think this is legitimate journalism and not sarcasm? Hahaha

  • Roary Pouges-Smith

    Let just say the Vikings do sign Vick. What does it do for them? 1. It opens up huge running lanes for Peterson your 1# offensive weapon. (No 8 in the box if Vick is behind center) Even at age 33 Defensive Coordinators will respect Vick’s running ability. 2. With teams focused on stopping Vick and Peterson from running this also opens up passing lanes, I bet Patterson, Jennings and the other WR’s and TE’s would love this. 3) Overnight the Vikings would become a ball control offensive with lots of big play potential. 4) Whatever QB the Vikings do draft will be given opportunity to develop slowly as long as Vick and Ponder stay healthy. 5) If things do turn out well you’ll still be in position to draft Winston or Marriota in 2015.
    Vick signing with the Vikings is a win win situation for both of them.

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