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RUMOR: Michael Vick To Visit Winter Park On Thursday

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.

Adding to the speculation is the observation that Vick’s most recent addition to his “follow list” on Twitter is none other than former Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter. Carter, coincidentally or perhaps not, recently took to Twitter to wonder aloud about what a Vick-led Vikings team might look like.

Carter, of course, was around when the 1998 Vikings turned to free agent quarterback that sported the number “7” on his jersey and led the Vikings to perhaps the most memorable season in franchise history.

So, basically, if you add this evidence all up… the Illuminati are up to their old tricks. Or something.

Vick is currently 36 years old, the same age as Shaun Hill, and has plenty of starting experience in the NFL. The problems, of course, start with his reputation and don’t get a whole lot better when you assess his level of play since his 2010 season in 2010. It isn’t pretty.

The upside would be that he’s almost certainly an upgrade to Minnesota’s current depth chart and would come to the team without costing them any draft picks as compensation. That isn’t too terrible of a deal considering the season opener is in 11 days and Teddy Bridgewater was just put on injured reserve.

Naturally, we will be keeping a close eye on this whole situation as it develops in a more official manner. 

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. I took a wrong turn somewhere on Monday and stepped into some twisted parallel universe.

    1. What did we do to deserve this living hell? What next? Kapernick? Tebow? Manziel? Calling TMZ to find out.

      1. They keep saying what a freakish accident this was. I think someone, possibly from Wisconsin, stuck a needle in a voodoo doll exactly at the knee.
        BTW anyone else notice how the GB lovers were always dissing Teddy as ‘unproven’ , mediocre, etc? Now they are all dancing in the streets. Hmmm. You would think they would be sore afraid we might get someone who could beat them and make it look easy.

  2. If Zimmer, who I trust implicitly with the wellbeing of this team, signs off on this, then I’m good. No matter how much I might initially cringe at the thought. In related news, my 13 year old yellow lab is unavailable for comment.

  3. I don’t see a down side to bringing in Vick now that his idiot brother is in jail and wouldn’t be able to raise hell in Minnesota

  4. Vick couldn’t even do anything at all with a red hot steelers offense, influding the best WR in the league and a good offensive line. I would be so pissed if the Vikings got him I can’t stand that guy and I have no clue why he is even still in this league.

    1. Why not place a call into Peyton Manning? Vikings just need a smart game manager. That would escalate the Vikings right back into the playoff contention, give a year for Teddy to heal and find a young big arm to play behind Manning for a year. Manning would look at the Vikings core and believe there would be another chance for a super bowl ring.

  5. now that everybody hate colin kaepernick, vikings should go for vick! vick and peterson is for sure dual or tripple thread!for sure playoffs and might a sb win!

    1. I think Colin could resurrect his career and his life here. Peterson and CK in the backfield? Defenses couldn’t key on both at the same time, and CK can bootleg better than Teddy anyway.

  6. I think Vick could play the part of what we’ve seen from Bridgewater si far in his career Vert easily. He’s experienced in learning many different systems more easily compared to the rest of the available QBS. Mistake not to kick the tires.

  7. I’m a 45 year Viking fan and nothing over the years would piss me off more than signing Vick (animal abuser) or Kapernick (confused anti-American). I’d seriously consider not following the team anymore. Give Hill a chance or find another option. Don’t trade a high draft pick unless they feel that this replacement QB is better than Teddy of if there is a good chance Bridgewater may not return to form.

    I am tired of overpriced athletes getting a pass on their behavior, drug abuse, animal abuse, shooting themselves in the leg at a nightclub etc. Like it or not, they are role models for the children of the USA and should take this responsibility for their actions. This is the greatest country the planet has ever seen. Don’t disrespect or the flag that represents our freedoms and democracy. Sure we need to work on getting rid of lifetime politicians, politicians who are more interested in personal gain than what’s best for our country and big lobbyist groups who influence political decisions. We should spend more energy talking about what we have in common instead of what divides us. Division keeps those in power, in power. Our politicians understand this. They don’t want to give up the power and lavish lifestyles they live so they divide us on a number of fronts including religion, race and financial status. The media goes along with the division narrative. This is deplorable. I wont even go on a media corruption/slant rant.

    Don’ get me wrong, i’m not opposed to second chances. Chris Carter is a wonderful example of this.

    There are plenty of ball players being cut this week all around the NFL camps that have natural given talent and have worked hard to earn roster spots. Maybe a few more of these guys should get a shot and replace players with bad character.

    1. Sir, you sound extremely racist. What if God was one of us? God gives you and I chances all of the time. What ii every time you sunned, He did not give you another chance. Michael Vick paid his debt to society? Get over it! I serve a God of second chances, because He gave me another chance… Be blessed

      1. Nothing to do with race. That’s exactly my point. When I said we have things in common, that supersedes race. Bar far not a racist. This is your way of shutting me up? You are the problem, not me. I ask for us to come together and you pull the race card?

        1. this has everything to do with race since all the incidents you speak of where black men are involved. Judges are letting these little white boys go to college after admitting to rape??? Clearly they got a second chance and didn’t even have to go to jail…gtfoh!

      2. Get off your damn high horse, does everything have to end up racist to you people ?
        I happen to hate everything about Mike ConVick, and if given the chance I’d gladly chain him to a tree and let my Rottweiler rip him to shreds, now before you go all Al Sharpton on me this has nothing to do with the color of his skin but more his abuse of animals. One of my lifelong best friends is a “black” man and he feels the exact same way as me towards ConVick.

        1. who are you people? RACIST in itself! Yeah your black friend feels that way cause no one else wants to be friends with him cause he’s friends with you!!!

      3. Mr. Medley, I disagree with almost everything Jersey Joe wrote – Vick served time, for heaven’s sake; there are a lot of great countries out there and it is prideful to think that ours is the greatest ever; Kaepernick is hardly “confused” or “anti-American,” (http://blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami/2016/08/28/colin-kaepernick-anthem-protest-much-much/?doing_wp_cron=1472483033.7344510555267333984375) as even a writer at The Weekly Standard acknowledges in a still critical piece (http://www.weeklystandard.com/colin-kaepernicks-ignorance-of-racism-in-castros-cuba/article/2004052) – and would probably disagree with him about just who is dividing the country and in which direction the establishment media is slanted, but he wrote nothing here that is overtly, let alone “extremely,” racist.

        I have no problem whatsoever calling out folks for racist language or behavior, or with identifying structural racism against, primarily if not exclusively, black, brown and red people, or pointing it out when people across the political spectrum, from Reagan (“welfare queens”) to Clinton (“predators”), use so-called “dog whistle” words and phrases to tar black people, or anyone else for that matter. The closest Jersey Joe came to any dog whistle is his argument that politicians and the media divide this country by race, religion and financial status. I happen to agree with him, in part, but would probably assign the blame to different characters in different degrees than him. But nothing he wrote crossed the line into racism.

        Personally, I think you owe him an apology.

        1. I didn’t see any racism either; and as for Colin K. this is all I am going to say, going as it were too far into the Politique.
          But this is what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar wrote in the Wash Post (also too, Jim Brown)

          “One sign of the maturation of American society is the willingness of those in the public eye, especially athletes, to openly take a political stand, even if it could harm their careers. The modern era of athletes speaking out began in 1967 with Muhammad Ali refusing to be drafted to fight other people of color. That year, I joined with football great Jim Brown, basketball legend Bill Russell, Muhammad Ali and other prominent athletes for what was dubbed “The Cleveland Summit.” Together we tried to find ways to help Ali fight for his right of political expression. I don’t know how much we were able to accomplish on a practical level, but seeing black athletes in support of Ali inspired others to speak out. The following year at the 1968 Olympics, African Americans Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their fists during the medal ceremony as a protest to the treatment of people of color in the United States. In 2014, NBA players LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Jarrett Jack, Alan Anderson, Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett and NFL players from the Rams and Browns wore “I Can’t Breathe” shirts during warm-ups for a game to protest police killings of unarmed blacks.

          What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick’s choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos’s raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what’s really un-American here.”

    2. of course you idiots dislike this. Bunch of tards with purple sunglasses. I’m done with this site as well.

      1. Sounds to me like you are a “confused” Vikings fan.

        Are you serious guy?!?! An American exercising his right to peaceful protest and he is confused.

        You need to get a clue guy cuz you are the only one who is confused.

    3. Well I pretty much agree with all of it. Certainly we should wait for the cuts on Saturday and not waste any draft picks. But I also believe in second chances, except for (in elite sports) if you are just too damn old to get it done any more — then there’s no point in dragging it out.

  8. Some one explaine to me how Vick would help our passing game when he failed miserably with the steelers. Do that and I would think about it. Carter loves rumors in Minnesota. He was saying all kinds a crap during the trade Pederson crap.

  9. If this were Madden 05, I would be 100% on board. If we’re talking about reality, he may actually be a good option. We’re not in a position to get a good QB right now. Of the available options, who’s better than Vick?

  10. I don’t want the team to panic. Vick takes a lot of sacks. I’d be willing to give Kaepernick a shot although he looked pretty awful in the pre-season game on the NFL Network last night. Honestly, Sanchez might be the best fit, but no one is going to come in and immediately take the job from Hill, nor should they.

    1. Sanchez? Mortage future for a complete bust? A guy who lost out to Siemian? Gah!

      1. “Mortgage future?” Um, no. But I’d either pick him up off of waivers or trade a sixth or seventh round draft pick for him.

    1. One MIGHT question his smarts in the light of how he injured himself. Just saying; that and learning process will have to start all over again. But that would be true if we should draft a qb next year (as we might have to), it not being certain that TB can come 100% back or that he could be ready in 12 months even if he does get back to 100% eventually.

      1. I question his judgement, not his smarts. And I mainly chalk it up to being young, dumb and full of…

  11. Has any other actual reputable outlet confirmed this visit? I have been listening to KFAN all day and havent heard a mention of his showing up.

    1. Apparently it isn’t true, so y’all can just chill out, no worries about the aging QB, except the one starting for us next week

  12. Really? You must be joking. Chris Carter one of my all time favorite Vikings, who overcame troubles early in his career? I mentioned him in a positive light. I don’t care what pigment his skin is.

    I own several Viking jerseys, Carter both Anthony and Chris, Peterson, Moss, Favre all star version with Vikings logo and my prized autographed Alan Page jersey. At no time has race been a factor in my life decisions including simple things like buying a jersey.

    Everyone should be judged on their character and actions.

    I understand the controversy around Kaps decision to sit for the national anthem. I just don’t agree with the method of his protest. But that is my personal opinion just like he has his. I feel it is disrespectful to our country and all those who fought for our freedoms. Maybe he could have spoken out without sitting? Then again, he certainly would not have gotten the media attention. So, maybe he’s onto something. Either way, I wouldn’t want that media focus on the team I have followed for so long. Rather focus on football.

    I thought my 1st comment was clear in that we should all come together and find common ground rather than look for our differences that potentially divide us. My mistake may have been to blame government or media for for perpetrating this.

    We obviously have common ground in the Vikings year some have found a way to divide us without the governments intervention.

    1. Egads, for all or your bluster Joe. Maybe you should learn how to spell the name of “one of your all time favorite Vikings” small matter, but jeez

          1. Joe, please keep in mind that Kaepernick had sat during the national anthem during previous games and had not spoken out about it. It was less a protest than a personal boycott (kind of like my personal boycott of Hormel since 1985, strike settlement or not). Kaepernick was asked about it by his teammates and he explained his stance to them (see my first link above). Then it was noticed by the public and/or the press and it broke in the media, but HE did not seek out public attention.

  13. I’m a black man and a veteran who lost his leg in the gulf war. I don’t have a problem with what Kaps protesting about, hell I lost my leg so he could do that. All I know is that those people don’t like us either and they didn’t care if I was black or white. So ill just say your welcome Kap I wish it was easier for me to stand to protest.

    1. Words cannot express my appreciation for your service and sacrifice. So I will just say thank you!

  14. Yeah, people need to chill. Finally I’m the one saying that?! Is pretty telling. Everyone knows black people, especially successful athletes, are more scrutinized for their behavior than white ones (save manziel).
    The initial comment that lead to the furor definitely had a common denominator (blackness) of criticism. It was at least suggestive.

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