Norv Turner met the media on Thursday for the first time since becoming the Vikings’ offensive coordinator and there won’t be any prizes for guessing the main topic of conversation.
Turner talked a lot about quarterbacks, calling it a process that the team has to go through this offseason and see where it takes them before discussing who would be under center. That naturally led to a question about using their first-round pick on a quarterback. Turner pointed out that he’s outranked by General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer before noting that the first round isn’t the only place to find a quarterback.
“The one thing’s that been proven is that quarterbacks come from a lot of different spots,” Turner said. “I think everyone is in agreement that we’re trying to add a young quarterback to the organization.”
Turner made a reference to Russell Wilson while discussing the various places one can find a quarterback and then referenced him again when saying that it’s “easier to play quarterback” when you have a great defense and strong teammates around you. Turner thinks that those pieces are in place — “this is a group that can be real good” — which means that it’s just that not so insignificant matter of getting the guy to play Wilson in this scenario.