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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:10 am    Post subject: who's sailing the Vikings' QB2 ship in 2017? Reply with quote



with Bradford as the established starter of the team, who's likely to be the #2 backup QB?

Shaun Hill again? a different vet? a rookie? Heinicke?
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Taylor Heinicke

Date of birth: March 15, 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 210 lb

College career:
2012: Heinicke led the Old Dominion Monarchs to an 11–2 record, losing in the playoffs quarterfinals to Georgia Southern. That year, Heinicke passed for an FCS-record 5076 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He ran for 470 yards and 11 touchdowns. He additionally punted 11 times for 475 yards. On September 22, 2012, against New Hampshire, Heinicke passed for a Division I-record 730 yards and threw five touchdowns. In 2012, Heinicke was awarded All-American honors, CAA Offensive Player of the Year, and the Walter Payton Award. Old Dominion finished ranked #6 in the FCS.

2013: Old Dominion began a transition to Conference USA, meaning for the 2013 season, ODU was an independent team. Despite this, Heinicke led ODU to an 8–4 record against mostly FCS opponents. During the season, he passed for 4022 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. He ran for 348 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also punted 13 times for a total of 539 yards, also kicking the longest punt on the team for the season of 61 yards. During 2013, Heinicke became just the 18th quarterback from Division I to pass for 10000 career yards and rush for 1000. His 2013 season marks placed him in the top ten among FBS quarterbacks in passing yards, passing yards per game and touchdown passes.

2014: Old Dominion played in Conference USA. Heinicke led ODU to a 6–6 record. During the season, he passed for 3476 yards, 30 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions. He ran for 139 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also punted 14 times for a total of 661 yards.


Professional career:
Heinicke went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent. He competed against Mike Kafka to back up Vikings starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater along with Shaun Hill. Kafka would get injured and was placed on injured reserve, making way for Heinicke to be the third string QB.

On September 3, 2016, Heinicke was placed on the reserve/NFI list with an off-the-field injury suffered between minicamp and training camp. He was activated to the active roster on November 8, 2016.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Heinicke
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Available veterans:
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Mark Sanchez
TJ Yates
Blaine Gabbert
Case Keenum
Ryan Nassib
Colin Kaepernick
Robert Griffin III (scraping bottom here...)
Johnny Manziel (as IF...)


Available mid or late round rookies (with CBS Sports scouting reports summarized):
Josh Dobbs, Tennessee – Literally a rocket scientist, but a pretty inconsistent football player
Davis Webb, Cal – Tall guy with an arm and good numbers. Known as a “system quarterback.”
Nate Peterman, Pitt – Has good numbers and an arm, but played in simple offense, struggled with reads.
Jerod Evans, VT – Big, strong armed and fast. Played in a very simple offense.
Brad Kaaya, Miami – Accurate with good mechanics. Not a great decision maker.

http://www.1500espn.com/vikings-2/2017/03/long-shot-veteran-rookie-whats-vikings-plan-backup-quarterback/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nate Peterman would be my top choice to bring in as a developmental QB. The team was high enough on heinicke to keep him on the roster after his accident, and some believed that if had been healthy, he would have taken the #2 job from Hill.

I expect Heinicke to be the backup this year.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any interest in grabbing Chad Kelly in the 5th?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't draft a QB. I think the Vikes will end up picking up a vet to compete with Heinicke, I think it's Heinickes job to lose.
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vikingsrule wrote:
I wouldn't draft a QB. I think the Vikes will end up picking up a vet to compete with Heinicke, I think it's Heinickes job to lose.

so...

Bradford
Heinicke (and let Hill go?)
UDFA QB?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to bring in Fitzpatrick to compete with Heinicke
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whats the point of this thread.
Shall we start a thread named "Whose RB2 with the rock?"
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CriminalMind wrote:
Whats the point of this thread.

to have discussion about a currently unknown component of our roster.

is that so bad?



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CriminalMind wrote:
Shall we start a thread named "Whose RB2 with the rock?"

No, because that would be poor grammar.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CriminalMind wrote:
Whats the point of this thread.
Shall we start a thread named "Whose RB2 with the rock?"


It's 39 days until the draft and the first preseason game is in August.

What else should we talk about?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bradford
Heinicke
McKinnon as emergency QB.

If the first two go down with injuries, sign a street free agent QB. There's always a few around.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sector7G wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Whats the point of this thread.
Shall we start a thread named "Whose RB2 with the rock?"


It's 39 days until the draft and the first preseason game is in August.

What else should we talk about?


Who is K#2 if Forbath begins 'Walshing' ?
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Purplexing wrote:
Sector7G wrote:
CriminalMind wrote:
Whats the point of this thread.
Shall we start a thread named "Whose RB2 with the rock?"


It's 39 days until the draft and the first preseason game is in August.

What else should we talk about?


Who is K#2 if Forbath begins 'Walshing' ?


Tony Danza. Laughing
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