The Vikings generated a great deal of buzz this offseason about potential quarterbacks to replace the retired (for now) Brett Favre. Of all the quarterbacks available, the Vikings made the right move and went after and traded for the one who will fit best in the Minnesota offense.
That quarterback is the 34-year-old Donovan McNabb. The Vikings were not looking for someone to be the future of the team. The future is the hands of the No. 12 overall draft pick, Christian Ponder. The Vikings just needed someone to bridge the gap until Ponder is ready.
With McNabb at the helm during 2011, the Vikings have put themselves in good position to win games and make a run at the playoffs. The organization has made it quite clear that this is not a rebuilding season. Here are the five reasons that McNabb was the right choice to keep the quarterback seat warm for young Ponder.