The Vikings entered the 2010 preseason with a question mark at quarterback, but most accepted that Brett Favre would return late in the preseason, after skipping training camp again. But that just changed. Quickly.
As of this morning, Favre is reporting that he will not play in 2010 due to issues with an ankle surgery. This leaves Minnesota with Sage Rosenfels, Tavaris Jackson and rookie Joe Webb, who was drafted to play receiver.
Should the Vikings look to add a quarterback, who is even available?
Troy Smith (BAL) The Ravens could be convinced to move Smith, but the move will be a little more difficult after their trade of John Beck to Washington earlier this week. Smith would give Minnesota an experienced quarterback, but also an athletic player, something Brad Childress likes in his passers.
Seneca Wallace (CLE) While it would be surprising to see Cleveland trade for and then trade away Wallace in the same off season, it is possible. Wallace gives Minnesota another athletic signal caller, and a player who does have some potential.
Kyle Orton (DEN) Maybe the best option of the bunch if the Vikings hope to win in 2010, Orton may not even be available. The Broncos are carrying three capable quarterbacks, and it is likely they would deal Orton for the right price.
Michael Vick (PHI) It’s unlikely that Philadelphia would move Vick, but the Vikings have to at the very least make the phone call. Vick did look rusty during spot duty in 2009, but he would give the Vikings offense an electric element.
While other quarterbacks could most certainly be traded for, none provide the talented Vikings roster a chance at winning in 2010.