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No Vet QB for Now – Vikings Staying Put with Jackson and Bollinger

After hearing rumblings about it for awhile, the Vikings and coach Brad Childress have come out and stated that the team is NOT looking to bring in a veteran quarterback.  At least not yet.  “I doubt whether that would change before camp,” Childress said to the Star-Tribune. “I don’t think [other teams] are making a lot of changes right now. Everybody is standing pat. You see as you go. But as you know, things happen.”

There has been a lot of talk that the team would bring in someone that could groom starter Tarvaris Jackson, or even push him for the starting job.  Brooks Bollinger is currently the backup, and there is a lot of concern that if Jackson does not perform well as the starter, the team is up a river without a paddle with Bollinger as the backup.

One name that kept popping up is Philly backup Kelly Holcomb, who looks like if he makes it as the 3rd string QB in Philly will waste away behind Donovan McNabb and first-round draft pick Kevin Kolb.  Holcomb even came out and said that the Vikings would be a team he would be interested in playing for if he was let go or didn’t make the Eagles roster.

For now though, look for the Vikings to stand pat with Jackson as the #1 and Bollinger as the #2.  If camp starts out slow though, or one of these two happens to get hurt, for sure the Vikings would be on the lookout for a quality QB on the market or through trade.


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