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Favre Speculation And McNabb Rumors Heat Up

Think the Vikings front office didn’t realize the importance of having an elite Quarterback on the team?

Rosenfels?  Jackson?  See any drop-off here?

I think Rick Speilman sees a difference.

Don’t think the latest McNabb rumors are simply the imagination of various writers musing through the off-season. There is some actual momentum building in this direction.

There is little doubt that Viking coach Brad Childress is enamored with the Eagle veteran signal caller. True, the team will give Brett Favre the right of first refusal.  But make no mistake, the window of opportunity is realistically open for another year or so, then who knows.  Don’t look for the franchise to be led by Tarvaris Jackson any time soon.

 And don’t think the team is going to allow the Favre circus to derail their opportunity to add an Elite field general. Don’t be surprised if the Vikings find themselves in a situation where they HAVE to give Favre a “Take-it-or-leave-it” ultimatum prior to the start of minicamp as their window to make a McNabb deal may be very narrow. Let’s hope Favre doesn’t try to hold the franchise hostage, lest he find himself on the outside looking in.

First off, let me make it clear that there is a reason covering the Vikings is so much fun. That’s because there is an endless supply of speculation to keep a beat writer busy 12 months a year. Want evidence? Well, here it is.

 Three days after the Vikings’ heart-breaking loss to New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game, there already is conjecture about what the franchise might do at quarterback. Yes, Brett Favre is signed for 2010 and all indications are the Vikings want him back, but what fun is actually waiting on a decision from him?

Instead, the name being thrown out there as a possibility to replace Favre is longtime Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. The reality is that just when you want to dismiss such talk you give it some thought and, well, you start to put together the pieces and…

McNabb’s situation is that he has a year left on his contract with the Eagles and speculation is the team might be willing to move him. McNabb is from Chicago, so being in Minneapolis would put him close to home, and, of course, Brad Childress worked closely with McNabb when the Vikings coach was first the quarterback’s coach and then offensive coordinator with the Eagles.

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9 Responses to “Favre Speculation And McNabb Rumors Heat Up”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    I believe the McNabb speculation started w/ the Kolb situation in Philly.

    Real story MAY be a major falling out Childress had this season w/ Favre wanting to put the Kick Ass back into Chilly’s offense. Favre won but only after it became known that Favre was resorting to audibling out to call pass plays.

    The other story getting less play is having to tell T-Jax and Sage to take a seat for another season. That may be harder for Childress to do than we suspect. The uncapped season and jersey sales will help out an otherwise unsustainable $ 13m + $ 2.5m + $ 4m QB arrangement

    Internally, Favre seems to have won over the locker room and it MAY be causing Childress his share of grief.

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  4. Fragile Freds says:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, please no…not Don.

    If you’re Don McNabb and just saw the season the Purple had with Banjo at the helm, one has to believe he would love to come here. McJackass has to know he won’t be winning a superbowl in Philly any time soon.

    He’s certainly got a longer shelf life than Banjo. Probably another 3 or 4 years anyway. He’s a complete Richard and his passing accuracy is a darn joke.

    AK, IF the Vikings do give Banjo a decision date this could get very ugly if that southern fried putz decides to pull the same crap he did in Greenbay, making the organization look bad because HE can’t make a decsion.

    At this point, Farve has no decision to make, he is under contract and he really doesn’t HAVE to give the Vikes any answer. The default is that he is going to play, not he is going to retire. He had a 2 year deal. Reality being what it is, Banjo can retire anytime he wants or not…. The Vikes could cut him, but that’s not going to happen.

  5. Natty says:

    NOT DONOVAN!!!!!!!!I really really hope that Farve will come back to the Vikes! I got his fathead from Steiner Sports and he looks good in purple and the Vikings need him…look how close we came!! Don’t leave now Silver Fox!!!

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