IF the Vikings believe Brady Quinn is a franchise quarterback, and he is available at pick #7, the Vikings must select him. We may have high hopes for Tarvaris Jackson, but we certainly can't assume at this point he'll be a franchise QB, and neither can the Vikings. At best, it's a 50/50 proposition. At best. So if the Vikings see in Brady Quinn a franchise quarterback, they would be foolish not to draft him. Tarvaris is all about potential; the Vikings have nobody on their roster that currently resembles a great NFL QB.
Is Brady Quinn a franchise QB? That's the question. If the Vikings are unsure, they MUST NOT select him at #7. They can't take him there because they are surprised he's there and think he's got the best value at the pick; they can only take him if they truly believe he can be their franchise QB.
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I'm still waving the David Carr pom poms, and if the Vikes do nothing at the position, I'll keep my hopes on the pontential of Tarvaris Jackson. But I wouldn't mind Brady Quinn in purple.
(The Pioneer Press on Childress watching Quinn, via Kansas Viking)