I think we here at VT have done a pretty good job of beating this roster to death from an analysis standpoint since the season ended, and if we missed something we are sure to club it over the head prior to April’s Draft. So, instead of being incredibly redundant and boring with some sort of Pre-Free Agency guide, I wanted to just run through each position and give you a quick thought. A little something to chew on while you wait for the bell to toll midnight on Tuesday, if you will.
QB: I am one of the remaining few that thinks Joe Webb still has value to this team as a scout team quarterback since they have struggled with mobile quarterbacks recently and have a bunch of them on the 2013 schedule. Still, the Vikings need to find someone with a little more poise to be the primary backup to Christian Ponder (and maybe give him a little competition) and early indications are that the best option available via free agency might be Drew Stanton. Stanton being the best available is not saying much, though.
RB: If the Vikings are going to deal Percy Harvin away then why not chase a guy like Reggie Bush to be a backup to Adrian Peterson, step in on key passing downs, contribute on special teams, and occasionally run routes out of the slot? He might have been a little disappointing after being so heralded in college, but he is still a heck of a player and seems to be holding up pretty well. Oh, and if we don’t get him, the Lions just might.
FB: The Vikings are trying to be conservative (i.e. cheap) by letting all of their free agents talk to other interested teams instead of just getting deals done. This might save them some cap space here and there, but I think it will also bite them in the ass at least once. I hope the risk doesn’t end up with Jerome Felton cashing in on his big year with any other team.