Minnesota Vikings Should Focus on Quarterback Situation, Not Receivers

Mark JohnsonContributor IMarch 3, 2009

The picture above illustrates what the Minnesota Vikings would do with T.J. Houshmandzadeh on the team. Let's be honest Vikings fans. As great as it would have been to acquire Houshmandzadeh, the team would not have put his hands to good use.

Getting Houshmandzadeh on the roster would slim the problem, but would not be the solution. The problem I am addressing is the quarterback situation in Minnesota.

Recently, the situation went like this: Brad Johnson, Tarvaris Jackson, Gus Frerotte, back to Tarvaris Jackson, and ahead to Sage Rosenfels. I don't know about you, but I was not overcome with relief when reading that Minnesota had acquired Sage Rosenfels to compete for the quarterback position.

When you bring in a guy who you can not appoint as the starting quarterback over Jackson, you know there is a problem.

So what am I getting at here? What I'm getting at is what we all know; Minnesota needs a smart, solid quarterback, and although it would help, a Pro Bowl receiver does not address the real problem.

Without Houshmandzadeh taking up a large chunk of Vikings funds, Minnesota now has a chance to acquire Jay Cutler and bring a real beacon of hope to the land of 10,000 lakes.

There are rumors of Jay Cutler being traded to Minnesota for Tarvaris or Rosenfels and a second or third round draft pick.

With Houshmandzadeh on the team's roster, an upgrade to a Pro Bowl quarterback would be a near impossibility.

I don't know about you, but I would be much happier having Culter throw to Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice, and Bobby Wade, than having Rosenfels throwing to Berrian, Houshmandzadeh, and Wade.

Vikings fans should hope not locking down Housh was a blessing in disguise by possibly putting Jay Culter in purple and gold.