Rick Spielman suggests Vikings could be a good spot for mid-tier QB prospect

Spencer Rattler
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Opinions on which quarterback the Minnesota Vikings should select at the 2024 NFL Draft are everywhere. Names like Drake Maye, Jayden Daniels, J.J. McCarthy, and Michael Penix Jr. are the usual topics of those conversations.

Every once in a while, another prospect enters the discussion. Guys like Spencer Pratt and Bo Nix are quarterbacks that could be considered later picks that Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah could keep an eye on.

Recently, an individual familiar with Minnesota sports shared his opinion about a quarterback who could be a good fit for the team, and it's not one of the six prospects who were already named in this article.

Former Minnesota Vikings GM likes a particular QB prospect

Recently, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports hosted a mailbag video with former Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. Among the topics discussed was which teams would be good landing spots for Oklahoma and South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler.

Rattler is 23 years old and is discussed as needing help with late-game decisions. Spielman believes that anyone coming out of the Shanahan/McVay system of coaching could help the young passer potentially become a franchise guy, specifically mentioning Minnesota as a good team for him.

Spielman believes that Rattler could have a chance at a great career if he lands with one of those teams. The "right situation" could help him to grow and develop as a quarterback; otherwise, he could struggle.

Don't expect Spencer Rattler to be among the top targets of the Minnesota Vikings, but if they fail to grab one of the top prospects at the top of the 2024 NFL Draft, he could be an option to develop behind Sam Darnold this season.

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