The Vikings blew any chance for the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s draft by winning Saturday in Minnesota.
Coupled with Adrian Peterson’s injury, that made for a depressing day for most Vikings fans. The team looks likely to have the No. 3 overall pick in next year’s draft.
That raises the question: Would the team consider drafting another quarterback after taking Christian Ponder this year?
Head coach Leslie Frazier suggested that a potential alternative to Ponder is on the roster. Joe Webb looked great once again in relief of Ponder.
“Some of the things [Webb] does, man, and what it does to the rest of our team — you can’t ignore it,” Frazier said via espn1500.com. “It’s something we’re going to take a real hard look at as we go forward. He definitely lifts our team. He’s done it. He did it a season ago as well.”
Webb was 4-for-5 on Saturday with two touchdowns. He also ran five times for 34 yards and another score. He has five touchdowns in limited action this year.
“Magic. He’s gifted, man,” receiver Percy Harvin said. “He’s one of the gifted players that you can’t describe. You can’t practice it. Not too many teams got quarterbacks that can do what he does.”
With Matt Barkley out of this draft and Andrew Luck likely to go No. 1 overall, the Vikings could have the option to take Robert Griffin III early.
That seems like an unlikely option at this stage with Ponder in place and Webb as another alternative.