Monday, October 24, 2016

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Michael Vick Visiting Minnesota Vikings

Late last night, former Vikings writer and friend of the site Ryan Boser caused a stir when he said on Twitter that he had information involving a Michael Vick visit to Winter Park today.

Unafraid to address rumors, we posted an article last night that acknowledged his tweet as a rumor to keep track of. Today, our own Adam Patrick addressed the idea of what Vick might be able to accomplish in this Vikings offense that is so suddenly without their starting quarterback.

While there is still nothing definitive on how the Vikings plan to proceed with managing their quarterback crisis, and if bringing in an outsider is a part of those plans, the script has flipped on the Michael Vick rumor.

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Rumors have been running rampant since Wednesday night about quarterback Michael Vick possibly making a visit to the Twin Cities to meet with the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday. Will it turn out to be true? Only time will tell.

But let’s just say he is making his way to Minnesota and ends up signing with the Vikings for at least the 2016 season. What exactly would be the benefit of Minnesota bringing in a quarterback who has not thrown more than five touchdown passes in a season since 2011?

It is essentially all about what he could do.

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Michael Vick Visiting Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to host quarterback Michael Vick to a visit at Winter Park on Thursday according to football writer, and friend of the site, Ryan Boser.

Our full disclosure is that we do not have any confirmation at this time, other than the fact that Boser sounds extremely confident and we know him to be someone that wouldn’t mess around with this sort of thing. Also, the move makes a certain amount of sense, even if it is likely to draw plenty of criticism from the masses.

The NFL extended the NFL trade deadline to Thursday due to Hurricane Sandy shutting down the league offices, so we got a bonus two days of speculation that will almost certainly end up being anticlimactic.

Leslie Frazier somewhat fueled the fire on Wednesday, however, when he was asked about the open roster spot resulting from Chris Cook’s injury status.

“Without giving too much away, the trade deadline is Thursday, so you want to do everything you can,” Frazier said. “I know Rick (Spielman) and our personnel department is doing everything we can to improve our team and help our team be better. You want to exhaust all avenues in doing that.”

It is suspicious that the Vikings have yet to fill Cook’s spot but it is unlikely that the Vikings make any major moves on Thursday.  Still, speculation is fun, so let’s do some of that:

Michael Vick:  Some have brought this idea up.  I won’t.

Tim Tebow:  See: “Michael Vick.”

Steve SmithPro Football Talk started this one off by suggesting the Panthers receiver could be an answer to the Vikings passing woes.  I don’t buy it.  Tell me where an aging receiver with questionable leadership abilities fits into a rebuilding roster.

Dwayne Bowe:  The player makes great sense.  The draft pick compensation and subsequent contract extension probably wouldn’t.

Ramses Barden:  This one is an Adam Warwas special.  Tremendous potential (with low mileage) that has been stuck behind Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham, and Victor Cruz in recent years.  At 6’ 6” and 224 pounds, Barden could possibly be pried away from a Giants team that seems to view him as more of a luxury than a necessity and lend the Vikings deep game a helping hand.

Toby Gerhart:  Sell?  That’s right, I said it.  The Vikings have gradually been taking more and more of the load away from Gerhart and there are a number of teams hungry for running backs right now.  The market is flooded with aging and expensive veteran backs, so perhaps Gerhart would represent a more attractive option to certain teams.

Okay, what off-the-wall speculation do you guys have for me?  Only a few more hours to throw something out there!

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