Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is not trying to be cagey about his team’s desperate need for help at quarterback.
“I can’t imagine a scenario where we wouldn’t add a quarterback [in the draft] at some point,” Frazier said Tuesday, adding that it would “ideally” come in the first two rounds. “[The idea] would be to get a young guy that could say, ‘OK, we’re going to ride with this guy. He’s our [Joe] Flacco, he’s our [Mark] Sanchez, he’s our Matt Ryan.”
But will a Flacco/Sanchez/Ryan be available? It may not matter.
After listening to Frazier speak twice in New Orleans, Tom Pelissero of espn1500.com is convinced Frazier wants a quarterback in round one of the draft.
“He raised the possibility of moving up from No. 12,” Pelissero writes.
Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune notes that Frazier would ideally like to draft a quarterback and have him step right in as a starter. Then again, he could also make a trade.
“You’d have to consider a guy like Kevin [Kolb] if he becomes available,” Frazier said.
Well, he’s very available. And it may not even cost the Vikings a 2011 draft pick to get him.