Minnesota Vikings Can Solve Their Own Quarterback Problem!

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Minnesota Vikings Can Solve Their Own Quarterback Problem!
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Three words, John David Booty.  What?!  That’s what some Vikings fans are asking or maybe they have forgotten and are asking who?! 

 

Don’t believe me?  Let’s take a look.

 

John David Booty was selected in the 2008 draft in Round Five—Pick 137.  He broke convention and stated on a national television live broadcast, more than a week before the draft that he hoped he would be selected by the Minnesota Vikings.  That is pure dedication!

 

But, his battle started immediately with Brooks Bollinger (that amazing trade with the New York Jets that Childress arranged) at the third spot on the depth chart.  Bollinger had four years of NFL experience and Booty made the team after a preseason battle!  This doesn’t say anything about Booty’s talent?

 

He has yet to take an official snap with the Vikings (during regular season), but let’s take a comparable look at his stats. 

 

Season (College)

YEAR

CMP

ATT

YDS

CMP%

YPA

LNG

TD

INT

SACK

RAT

2005

27

42

327

64.3

7.79

31

3

2

1

143.74

2006

269

436

3347

61.7

7.68

62

29

9

14

144.01

2007

215

340

2361

63.2

6.94

63

23

10

12

138.01

 

College Career: 6,035 yards and 55 touchdowns

 

Pre-Season (NFL) 

22 of 41 for 203 yards, 0 TD, three INTs

 

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Tarvaris Jackson

YEAR

CMP

ATT

YDS

CMP%

YPA

LNG

TD

INT

SACK

RAT

2004

183

350

2562

52.3

7.32

0

20

9

0

127.49

2005

181

296

2655

61.1

8.97

0

25

5

0

160.99

 

College Career: 5,217 yards and 45 touchdowns

 

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Sage Rosenfels (NFL and 31 Years Old!)

SPLIT

CMP

ATT

YDS

CMP%

YPA

LNG

TD

INT

SACK

RAT

2008

116

174

1431

66.7

8.22

61

6

10

9

79.5

Career

351

562

4156

62.5

7.40

77

30

29

19

81.2

 

College Career: Rating 79.5%, 1,431 yards and six TDs

 

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I am anxiously waiting for the day for John David Booty’s opportunity to take the helm of the Minnesota Vikings offense and we shall be surprised, as he is no Matt Leinhart statistically, but look at how he has worked out for the Cardinals.  Isn’t he still making more than Kurt Warner as the backup?  Exactly!

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