Spielman and Coach Zimmer have a chance to make history with the eighth overall pick in the 2014 draft.
According to Mark Craig of the Star Tribune, the Vikings have never drafted a quarterback in the top 10—the closest they came was in 1999 when they took Daunte Culpepper at pick No. 11.
All of that could change on May 8 when commissioner Roger Goodell steps up to the podium and announces the team's first-round pick.
If you're of the belief that the Vikings shouldn't wait to pull the trigger on a franchise quarterback, then the best-case scenario would be to draft a signal-caller with the No. 8 pick.
Looking at the crop of quarterbacks in the upcoming draft, guys like Blake Bortles out of UCF, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Fresno State's Derek Carr are three viable candidates who could end up rocking a purple and gold uniform.
However, it's Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater who would be the most intriguing choice for the Vikings.
In the months leading up to the draft, Bridgewater has gone from being the top-ranked QB in the entire class to seeing his stock tumble.
Fueled by a difficult pro day, ESPN's Chris Mortensen said the 21-year-old QB has continued to look "shaky" during his private workouts with various NFL teams, per Rotoworld—a claim that Bridgewater's agent Kennard McGuire refuted, via Pro Football Talk.
Opinions on Bridgewater have been mixed.
While NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock has him ranked as the No. 3 quarterback in the draft, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller has Bridgewater pegged as the No. 1 player in the entire class.
From attending various pro days to ESPN's Josina Anderson tweeting that Bridgewater will meet with the Vikings' brass later this week, the front office is clearly doing their homework when it comes to this year's quarterback class.
Carving out a perfect scenario in Round 1 isn't an easy task. With such a stacked draft class, the Vikings' brain trust will have to figure out what the best course of action is.
But if this team wants to put themselves in a great position to compete going forward, drafting a franchise quarterback will certainly help that cause.