Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson took to Twitter yesterday and illustrated that he has perhaps lost his mind. The dynamic and productive running back proclaimed that if his team brought in free agent quarterback Michael Vick, they would be a playoff team. Excuse me? Vick is not heading to the land of 10,000 lakes.
Quarterback has been a position that has plagued the Vikings for years. Minnesota even brought in discarded Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller Josh Freeman last year, only to start one game, in an epic fail. Vick is not any team’s savior at this point in his career. He turns 34 in June and has only played one complete season in his career as an undersized quarterback.
The Vikings reached the playoffs in 2012 and Peterson, now 29 and coming off knee surgery, is seeing the mortality of his playing days within the coming years. One could understand his frustration after battling back from a horrific injury only to see the possibility of his team rolling into the 2014 season with another rookie quarterback.
Vick is not the answer as a starting quarterback anywhere in the league next season. He is now a turnover machine and you are lucky to get 12 games out of him for the season. Quarterback needy teams are much better off drafting a prospect and rolling in that direction.
The southpaw would be better suited as a backup for either the New York Jets or the Buffalo Bills. He is no longer starter material and one could argue that he really never was starter material for anyone else other than fantasy football owners.