Well word is Kelly Holcomb is joining the Vikings for a 2008 6th round draft pick. This informartion comes with mixed reviews from me and here is why.
I think it is a good move because the Vikings defense is stellar and having a veteran at the QB position who has started more than all the QB's on our roster combined is definitely a good thing if Tarvaris shows he is not ready. Holcomb allows the Vikings a better safety net than our dear Brooks Bollinger.
However, here is why I don't like the move. Viking fans are fickle. The one position we historically have not had patience with is the quarterback position and with the addition of Holcomb to the roster I see a future of calling for "Kelly, Kelly." Don't get me wrong, I hope Tarvaris is a stud so that fans do not call for Kelly, but knowing that the fans used to call for Todd Bouman when Daunte struggled leaves me to believe Tarvaris is going to here some chants. The Vikings have now created an environment where the fans might not struggle along with the young QB, but rather will call for his head and to be replaced with Holcomb. Before I don't think many fans would have been calling for Brooks Bollinger if Tarvaris were struggling.
Good move Vikes in bringing in a veteran as a safety, but in the same light bad move Vikes because now the fans will grow restless and be harder on our young hero Tarvaris.