Who Will be the Vikings Quarterback?
The Vikings will have 3 free-agent quarterbacks, who stays and who goes?
We all know what's happening in Minnesota: a quarterback situation.
Three quarterbacks heading into free agency and what can we expect from the Minnesota Vikings front office to do about it? Here's a backstory:
Quarterback (QB) Teddy Bridgewater was the franchise QB the team needed and was performing well. In 2016, he severely injured his left leg and did not play until the Week 15 of 2017 season. As a result of his injury, the Vikings traded for QB Sam Bradford from the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. He performed well until an injury to his knee in 2017 and played just one game that season. This time, QB Case Keenum was brought in.
Keenum's performance left my jaw dropping, and certainly many others too. He did not look like the same player under Jeff Fisher's system with the Los Angeles Rams. But now that all three quarterbacks are free agents, what should the Vikings do? This is my take on what the front office should do:
- It's obvious that QB needy teams will pursue Keenum, and after his performance, I believe the Vikings should give him another one or two year "prove it" deal that will solidify whether or not Keenum is the answer for the foreseeable future. However, the Vikings can also place the franchise tag on Keenum, which would give him around $23 million
- Bridgewater is still a young guy who is capable of starting somewhere. But on what team? If the Vikings bring back Keenum, I believe they will bring Bridgewater back as well
- Even though the Vikings gave the Eagles a 1st round pick for Bradford, I don't think it's worth keeping him simply because of his issues with staying healthy. Bradford will not be pursued by the Vikings and will hit the QB market. He will likely end up on a team in need of a backup
Again, this is what I think the front office should do, currently it is unclear what will happen. Leave a comment down below if you agree or have another scenario.