Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) passes the ball under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito (70) and linebacker Tamba Hali (91) during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson Believes Mike Vick Makes Vikings A Playoff Team

Adrian Peterson wants to get back to the playoffs and he has done everything in his power to carry the Minnesota Vikings offense. He can’t put the whole team on his shoulders and he needs some help at the quarterback position. He needs someone to play that position and be stable at that position. He needs someone that can be a threat on offense other than himself. If he can just get someone that can handle the offense a little better, than the Vikings should be back in the playoffs.

Peterson believes that Mike Vick could be an answer to their problems. Vick is a veteran that could hold the spot. I think Vick would be a dynamic playmaker in the backfield and would be a threat running the football. The offense would just have to worry about his turnovers.

I don’t know how much Vick fits the style of Norv Turner’s offense either. Norv will want the quarterback to sit back in the pocket and hit his receivers down the field. He never changed that style in San Diego, even when the offensive line was crumbling. Vick doesn’t have the patience to sit around and hit his receivers. He would escape and get out of the pocket and wait for one of his receivers to break free from coverage or take off and run. It might not be that bad of a thing either.

Vick is a threat on offense and might be as good of an option as any of the quarterbacks in the draft. At least in the short-term. If the Vikings want a franchise quarterback for the future, then they better go with one of the kids in the draft.

Who do you think the Vikings should bring in at quarterback?

H/T Pro Football Talk

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