The pursuing questions are about present Minnesota Vikings matters, answered by PurplePTSD. Currently is the August 13th version, dealt with in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, please e mail them to [email protected]
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Q: Endorse a no cost-agent QB2 for the Vikings to signal (if they are interested in 1).
A: This could possibly be the first command we have received in the mailbag. We’ll consider it.
We’ll do two — Blake Bortles and Cam Newton. Bortles is significantly less fun simply because he doesn’t have an MVP award on his resume. He’d also be more cost-effective and not create any controversy that Newton may possibly. But Bortles at the time threw 35 touchdowns in a season, so he’s bought it in that arm someplace to sling it.
If the Vikings dropped Kirk Cousins for the overall time, Newton is the obvious alternative because individuals would come across hope for Newton to perhaps carry the crew to the playoffs. Newton has not been his formerly stellar self for a incredibly very long time, but Vikings followers would hope for a Cinderella hurrah from Newton. And that is took place ahead of in Minnesota with Randall Cunningham.
Also, some would illogically insist that Newton is presently improved than Cousins, which is poppycock. Nevertheless, Newton would be a lot more entertaining as a extended-expression answer than Bortles.
Q: Are the Vikings setting up Mannion about Mond in the initial preseason match basically to get Mond some assurance in opposition to 3rd and fourth-string defenders?
A: Maybe? That theory checks out if you think Mond is insecure and unproductive.
However, we’ll keep that it’s much more vital for Mond — who most lovers want to conclude up as QB2 — to see 2nd-50 % gameplay mainly because that is when the rubber hits the highway in a football video game. The initially 50 % of a preseason sport is generally blah, so enable Mannion run the ship.
We’ll take 2nd-50 percent Mond — even if it’s to bolster self confidence.
Q: Why is Sean Mannion beginning in its place of Kellen Mond?
A: Nicely, the answer could be one particular of 3 or a blend of all these.
- The coaching employees thinks he’s a far better QB2 at the instant.
- He’s an 8-year NFL veteran, growing his veteran oomph to get started a soccer match.
- The earlier mentioned theory — they want to see Mond in action with the video game on the line.
Regardless — who cares? They will participate in an equivalent quantity, at the very least for each Kevin O’Connell’s 50-50 announcement.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his everyday YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Listed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).