Torry Holt To Minnesota?

Mark JohnsonContributor IMarch 13, 2009

Recently Torry Holt asked for, and was granted, a release from the the St. Louis Rams. Now talk begins to heat up as to where this Pro Bowl veteran will end up in the 2009 season.

Due to his last season drop off (64 receptions, 796 yards and three touchdowns), many teams have analyzed the 10-year veteran as a player who has had his time but is on a steep down hill slope. One thing is for sure about the former Ram, he has the intelligence and experience to advance the receiving corps of the team he decides to sign with in the 2009 season.

With young receivers with loads of potential, the Minnesota Vikings could use the services of Holt to pass on his knowledge to possession receivers such as Bobby Wade and Sidney Rice.


On another plus, let's be honest, St. Louis had little support at the receiver, quarterback, and running back positions, which gave between little and no support to Holt. While Minnesota does not have the ideal quarterback for support, they possess the deep threat of Bernard Berrian and a strong running attack with Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, which gives an experienced possession receiver (such as Holt) a lot of room to work against one-on-one coverage.

As the season grows closer, the quarterback situation in Minnesota doesn't seem to be getting solved. Naturally, this makes an experienced veteran receiver, like Holt, the best option to increase their passing attack and take pressure off of Peterson, allowing the Vikings to win the NFC North, and possibly make their way to a Super Bowl.

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