After years of back-and-forth retirement(s), it doesn't feel like spring unless we catch up on some Brett Favre scuttlebutt. This spring may be a bit different, however, as it seems that Favre may actually be gone for good.
The big question for the Minnesota Vikings at this point is choosing how they are going to replace the "Silver Fox." With the NFL lockout looming, it could make finding Favre's replacement a bit more difficult.
Will they replace him internally with either Joe Webb or Tarvaris Jackson? I'd say this is worst-case scenario, as neither Webb nor Jackson have left coaches believing. Considering the abundance of arms available in this year's NFL draft, the Vikings will more than likely select a quarterback at some point.
Even if the Vikings do opt to draft a quarterback in the first few rounds, it's still within the realm of possibility that they trade for a veteran quarterback to fill the vacancy for a few seasons, if not more. Of course, when the lockout ends will have a bearing on how this all plays out.
Here are five quarterback possibilities for the Minnesota Vikings in 2011.