A Case For The Minnesota Viking Quarterback

Andy SmithCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2009

The Minnesota Vikings have made it abundantly clear this off-season, if they want a shot at a Super Bowl, they'll need a quarterback to lead them.

After giving up a Fourth Round Draft pick for former Houston Texans' QB Sage Rosenfels, the Vikings are on the brink of signing a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

The Minnesota Viking are currently in hot pursuit of 40 year old and three time NFL MVP QB, Brett Favre.

Brett however, is running out of time to decide if he wants to play for the Vikings.

Favre who had surgery on his throwing arm in mid May, has until this Friday, July 30, when the Vikings Training Camp opens in Mankato, to decide if he wants to play a 19th NFL season.

The Vikings, whose playbook is similar to that of the Green Bay Packers, makes Favre an easy fit in the Vikings' offense.

Whether they sign Favre or not, the Vikings must fill the void at the Quarterback position if they want to make a serious Super Bowl run.

With a team Super Bowl ready at almost every other position, the Minnesota Vikings are far behind their NFC North counter parts who all have addressed their quarterback needs in some way or the other.

The Detroit Lions picked Georgia standout QB Mathew Stafford at the 2009 NFL Draft in April, and the Chicago Bears solved their quarterback ordeal by making a blockbuster trade for ex-Denver Bronco Jay Cutler.

The Green Bay Packers have begun a new era in Lambeau with the rising talent of second year starter Aaron Rodgers, who is sure to become a star in his own right.

Simply put, the Minnesota Vikings can't just rely on their star running back Adrian Peterson to win them every game. They need a leader at QB who can open up the offense more, and lead them to victory.

Hopefully a Super Bowl title, a first for the Vikings.