Acquiring McNabb for a couple of late-round draft picks is a good deal. McNabb doesn't have to be the quarterback of the future, he just has to tutor Christian Ponder for a year and then let him take the reigns. Ponder will benefit greatly from this situation and, by extension, the Vikings will also.
They also aren't throwing money away on Sidney Rice, who's done next to nothing in his career for Minnesota. They'd like him back, but they won't overpay. They could make a run at Braylon Edwards with that savings and give their new quarterback a new target.
Not much so far. McNabb will likely be their only key acquisition. Minnesota did their work during the draft. The team may try to get Ray Edwards back, but if they don't, I think the depth can hold up just fine. They may not be pretty in 2011, but they've improved a great deal.
Upward for now. They still need a receiver and some spare parts. For a team in transition, they look pretty good.