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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm rolling with Heinecke as the #2, as long as he doesn't do something stupid again trying to help out another friend and drafting another developmental guy in the 6th or 7th round or UDFA.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go Heinecke and sign some UDFA types out of smaller schools that aren't as well scouted (as if that exists).

It is possible I'd pick up a more veterany QB, but I'm just not convinced this team is a legit SB contender. If I was, I would pick one up.

Frankly, I'd be signing Bradford to an extension...but that is off topic.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it would be prudent to at least bring in an UDFA or two, but I am not sure I would want us to draft a guy before the 5th round. This QB class is very underwhelming, but there are guys who can develop into backups at the very least.

If we don't restructure/extend Bradford, then we are looking at a very interesting situation. Either they A) plan on hoping to sign Sam after the year is over, which means his price will only increase, B) They expect Teddy to be ready by next year, which is a big gamble, or C) we plan on being in the hunt for a rookie starting in 2018.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NorthCountryEvo wrote:
If we don't restructure/extend Bradford, then we are looking at a very interesting situation. Either they A) plan on hoping to sign Sam after the year is over, which means his price will only increase, B) They expect Teddy to be ready by next year, which is a big gamble, or C) we plan on being in the hunt for a rookie starting in 2018.


A possibility I could see be entertained: franchise tag

It would be a jump up from his current cap number, but not as much as you might think. It would also give us another year to evaluate the situation.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
NorthCountryEvo wrote:
If we don't restructure/extend Bradford, then we are looking at a very interesting situation. Either they A) plan on hoping to sign Sam after the year is over, which means his price will only increase, B) They expect Teddy to be ready by next year, which is a big gamble, or C) we plan on being in the hunt for a rookie starting in 2018.


A possibility I could see be entertained: franchise tag

It would be a jump up from his current cap number, but not as much as you might think. It would also give us another year to evaluate the situation.


Agreed. That's an option I didn't address, but it's a very viable option, as shown with the whole Kirk Cousins fiasco.

Not that they would want to go that route however, since it's not generally how they like to do things.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
Not that they would want to go that route however, since it's not generally how they like to do things.

Neither was trading a future first rounder.....
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
disaacs wrote:
Not that they would want to go that route however, since it's not generally how they like to do things.

Neither was trading a future first rounder.....


There is precedent for that...remember Jared Allen? Spielman made that trade (even though it was probably done through the consensus-building process).

There has been no real precedent on using the franchise tag, outside of giving themselves a little extra time on working on a long-term deal with Chad Greenway (under this regime in 2011). In fact, no team has used the franchise tag less than the Vikings, who have only used it twice in it's entire 25-year history (it was also used on Jim Kleinsasser in 2003). It's just not something that they really do...ever. If they want to keep a player around, they work out a fair deal for them in advance. There is no acrimony, which what usually surrounds the use of the franchise tag.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vikesfan89 wrote:
I don't think they need to draft a QB, but I do hope they do there due diligence on them. If they think that they have a chance to draft a Russel Wilson or Dak Prescott in the 3rd or 4th round, I wouldn't be against them drafting a QB that high. Obviously the chances of that are slim, but until we know that we have a franchise QB, we should always be keeping our eye open

This.

I'd roll with Heinicke as the QB2. We've spent the time developing him and now its time to see what we have in him, well atleast as our backup.

If the Vikes decide to go the draft route I'd love to see them take Pat Mahomes if he fell to the 3rd or 4th or Chad Kelly in the 5th or 6th.

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Heinicke is the number 2 and we look to draft a QB early in 2018.

Personally as it stands now I still want to see us address OT early in '18.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything I've heard about Chad Kelly I wouldn't consider him at all. Apparently, he's a jerk and not a leader at all. Couple that with his apparent issues that caused him to be disinvited from the Combine, he wouldn't fit in this organization at all. God love Jim Kelly, but apparently his nephew is a mess.
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