Steve Young wasn't terribly exciting as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. Jim Plunkett was a bust with the New England Patriots. And right now, the only people who care about those two facts are Buc and Patriot fans.
If David Carr could be on the Vikings for a late-round draft pick, they MUST acquire him. There is no fourth-round pick that is going to be better for the Vikes than David Carr. He instantly gives the Vikes a competent veteran QB who still has potential and youth.
David Carr will be 28 during the 2007 season. Jeff Garcia will be 37 during the 2007 season. If the Vikings could acquire Carr and choose not to, and they do acquire Jeff Garcia, I am going to have a VERY hard time rooting for the Vikings in '07. What foolishness! Jeff Garcia shouldn't even be a consideration right now (and hopefully, he's not, but the rumors persist). David Carr should be a PRIORITY right now.
Dang, I'm excited about the Vikes for the first time in almost two months. The idea of going into 2007 with either Brooks Bollinger or Tarvaris Jackson as the immediate answer at QB left me bored, frightened, a little tipsy. The idea of David Carr, once touted enough to be the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft but struggling on an expansion team behind an historically bad pass blocking line, excites me to no end. I would once again be totally jazzed up for the Vikings.
This has to happen. We need to be excited. Another season of dreary offense and wasted defense would be too much. Give us some hope.
Jump on the "David Carr to Vikings" ship, people, because this is the best ship that's going to pass these ports for some time.