Vincent Jackson Is Only Hope for Minnesota Vikings' Winning Season?

Caleb FishContributor ISeptember 20, 2010

The Minnesota Vikings are really bad at the wide receiver position at this point in time. They only have four wide receivers on their team right now.They have Percy Harvin who is injured with a hip strain and migraine head aches. Bernard Berrian who is not the wide receiver he used to be. He can't catch anymore, nor can he be an elite wide receiver. Also, the Vikings have Greg Lewis who has not had success yet in his career and probably won't. The Vikings fourth and final wide out is Greg Camarillo was traded to the Vikings for Benny Sapp on August 25, 2010. He doesn't know the playbook well at all. He would be a nice target for the Wiley veteran Brett Favre, who has targeted Camarillo  4 times this season and likes the height of Camarillo and how well well he can catch. The starting wide out Sidney Rice is on the Physically Unable to Perform list and can't play until week 7. He was Favre's favorite target last season.

The Minnesota Vikings had to use their starting Tight End Visanthe Shiancoe at wide receiver during yesterdays game against the Miami Dolphins. The wide outs were extremely tired at the end of the game, because they had to run up and down the field without a break. These reasons are why the Vikings lost Sunday. There are several ways to fix this problem.

The Vikings should trade for Vincent Jackson in San Diego. He is a great long term option for the team. They could have a great wide receiving core with Rice, Harvin, Jackson for the upcoming quarterback Joe Webb. This could be a great way for the Vikings to make a playoff push late in the season. If they get Jackson and Rice returns from injury and Harvin gets better these are great options for Favre and opens up the run for Adrian Peterson. Furthermore, the Vikings could also sign some free agent receivers like Javon Walker and Marko Mitchell.

The Vikings have a tough 8 game stretch coming up and need to fix these problems. I think they will solve these problems and will make the playoffs. In order for this to happen they NEED to get another elite wide out to help the cause.   Leave your opinion of what the Vikings should do in the form of a comment if you wish.


                                              Thank you for reading, Caleb J. Fish