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?

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  • Ken Tomlin

    If Cassel sign with Texans, as being rumored. Then the Texans will most likely release Schaub. I know he had a down yr last yr, but if you take out last yr, he’s averaged over 3000 yds passing and 20-25 TDs a yr. He’d be option 2, option one is trade our 3rd rd pick(96) to NE for Mallett!

  • Mike Bridges

    If there is one guy on the Vikings that knows Offense, it’s Peterson. Fans keep saying don’t reach and yet, Mallet would be a reach as much as anyone. If he was so good, why hasn’t anyone sought to get him from NE? The Vikings took a gamble on a one time Patriot…no luck. There are no guarantees in any position in Football but, taking one of those top CFB QB’s is less of a reach than the ones that are farther down the list. They have the needed intangibles. It’s funny to see someone bitch about a QB’s hand size when it has never been an issue for the kid before. Taking a chance on a proven winner isn’t taking much of a chance. There have been great NFL QB’s who became great in spite of their cons.

    • Ken Tomlin

      Mike, we’ll never know if anyone has tried to get Mallett? Maybe they have maybe they haven’t? I just think, and even though I’m not a fan of signing Vick, we should pursue any and all options. If someone did try to get Mallett, maybe NE wanted more than what a team was willing to give or they really like him, and know Brady only has so many yrs left?