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No team is in more need of a quarterback than Minnesota. This team has a great deal of talent on both sides of the ball. With Jared Allen, Ray Edwards and Antoine Winfield on defense, combined with Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin and perhaps the best player in the league in Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings are as talented as any other team in the league.
For years the missing piece to get them over the hump has always been a quarterback. Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels both proved inadequate. The Brett Favre experiment was proof of this claim, as in 2009 the Vikings were perhaps the best team in the league, losing in overtime due to Favre’s costly mistake.
However, what may be most important is that this team’s window of opportunity is getting smaller and smaller. Key playmakers on defense, such as EJ Henderson, Jared Allen and Antoine Winfield, are all 30 years and older. And Adrian Peterson, at 26 years of age, still has plenty left in the tank, but not an infinite supply.
Acquiring a quarterback is a top priority for this team. The Vikings are good and if given the right signal caller they can still return to their 2009 form. Whether this is through trading for a veteran or drafting a younger player, the Vikings need to win and win soon. And they cannot do it without a good quarterback.