Vikings will wait on making a quarterback decision for 2018

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When it comes to their 2017 starting quarterback, the Vikings are taking it one week at a time. When it comes to their 2018 starting quarterback, the Vikings aren’t taking it, at all.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the team intends to wait to decide on their 2018 quarterback after the 2017 season fully plays itself out. It’s a risky strategy, given that none of the quarterbacks under contract for 2017 — Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Kyle Sloter — has a deal beyond the current season. (Sloter will be an exclusive rights free agent, which means the Vikings can control his rights with a minimum-salary tender.)

Another source tells PFT that the Vikings and Keenum have had no conversations about a contract that would replace the one-year, $2 million deal he signed in the offseason. Forced to bet on himself, Keenum keeps flipping solid cards, week after week.

Remember when the Vikings entered the bye week at 6-2 and some pointed out that he’d beaten a revolving door of young and unproven quarterbacks, from Jameis Winston to Mitchell Trubisky to to Brett Hundley to DeShone Kizer? Since then, Keenum has pushed the team to an average of 30.6 points per game, outdueling the likes of Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, and Matthew Stafford, the highest-paid player in the game.

The Vikings have at their disposal the protection of the franchise tag, which would give Keenum a gigantic one-year salary but also provide the Vikings a chance to assess whether 2017 was a fluke. However, with both Bridgewater and Bradford available to be re-signed, spending that much to keep Keenum virtually guarantees the other two will be gone.

The best outcome for the Vikings would be to find a way to keep two of them around, ideally Keenum and Bridgewater. But both guys will want to play. With a shortage of competent quarterbacks throughout the league, the Vikings likely won’t be able to afford two of them.

Another factor will be the future of offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. He’s getting more and more buzz for a second shot at being a head coach (in hindsight, a 10-23 record during two years with the Browns doesn’t look all that awful), and if he leaves the Vikings will need a new coordinator. That person, whoever it is, will have plenty of influence over who the quarterback will be, especially since the head coach is a defensive specialist.

Also, don’t rule out Shurmur making a run at Keenum, as his first order of free-agency business as a second-time head coach.

For now, the Vikings aren’t worrying about any of that. With a 9-2 record and a balanced team that has outperformed all expectations against three playoff contenders only 11 days apart, the franchise currently is in the middle of something potentially special for 2017. The impact of a special season on 2018 becomes an issue for 2018, when the Vikings almost certainly will have to pick one of their three veteran quarterbacks to be the guy moving forward.

70 responses to “Vikings will wait on making a quarterback decision for 2018

  1. The Vikings are a perfect example of a team that is no where near what their record suggests.
    This is a .500 team catching all the breaks and overachieving.
    Will be a reality check come playoffs for them

  2. I’m thinking they’ll be able to sign both teddy and case to short inexpensive deals. Let’s be real, everyone knows a huge part of case’s success is the team around him, nobody is naive to that. He’s not going to sign a 18mil a year deal. And teddy is still a HUGE question mark. Nobody outside of Vikings organization has any idea of what he can do. Nobody is going to sign him to an expensive long term deal.

  3. It’s no wonder why Bradford had the best game of his career and Case has the best season of his career with this team. They’re loaded and deep on both sides of the ball and the coaching is top notch. Bridgewater would/will have the best season(s) of his career in this offense as well.

    With that said, Bridgewater is the only QB with a chance to be franchise tagged. He’s the only potential QB of the future and the talk in Minnesota is that he’s the one they want. At the end of the day, I see Bridgewater signing a 1 year deal in the $12-15 million range.

    With that said, I hope they find a way to keep Shurmur around. I’m still not convinced that Zimmer knows much about offense after he let Norv stick around for 3 years without questioning anything.

  4. It seems to me the Vikings are all about building the team for the long haul and perhaps bucking the norm. Is there a chance that they offer Shurmur a Assistant Head Coach title and nearly as lucrative as the head coaching salary? I get the feeling the organization is one that coaches would like to remain a part of. Maybe they can convince him to stick around rather than leave for another head coaching job? I think with Shurmur on board, it makes the QB situation a little easier to manage come 2018.

  5. Some rat squad from the bottom of the league will sign one of the Vikings QBs to start. All 3 in theory could be starters next year in the NFL, it’s a good problem to have.

    Which QB gets the Vikings the most compensation picks for leaving via free agency?

  6. It doesn’t matter who they put under center.
    The Vikings are going to roll no matter what.
    Super Bowl Bound, with home field advantage throughout the entire postseason.
    And that Dopey team to the East, that continues to trot out that poor man’s version of Quincy Carter, will keep stinking up that cow pasture they call a home.
    With their dumb fans sitting on their bleachers and rain barrels, fondly dreaming of Championships from 100 years ago.
    Idiots!

  7. Translation: Better win that Super Bowl this year, Vikings, because after this season it’s all coming apart.

    Welcome to the NFL of today, where we all hope our team will become great and they mostly immediately disintegrate as soon as they do.

  8. Also, don’t rule out Shurmur making a run at Keenum, as his first order of free-agency business as a second-time head coach.

    WHAT? He hasn’t even been offered a head coaching job yet let alone finish this season! Where do you people come up with all of this controversial garbage?

  9. Matthew Stafford, the highest-paid player in the game.

    Being paid the most does not make you the best..,sheesh

  10. I like Bridgewater, but there does seem to be too much mystique forming around him. People seem to forget that in his time as starter, he was only good enough to score no touchdowns in one first-round playoff game (the game the kicker got blamed for, even though he scored all the team’s points).

    I hope he gets another shot and succeeds with it, but the Vikings are completely correct to ride the hot hand as far as it takes them.

  11. In the final analysis, as the article says, the Vikings have plenty of time to let things play out and decide what they want to do in the future.
    Keenum is certainly helped by the talent around him, but the same can be said of any QB in the league. That’s why it’s the ultimate team sport; it’s never just one or two guys.
    Personally, I would see Keenum as their long-term starter, again depending on how things play out for them the rest of the season. Don’t really know if Bridgewater can make all the throws, and he MAY lack durability?

  12. Keep Keenum and Sloter and allow the two QB’s with troublesome knees to walk. I love TB, but nobody knows exactly how he will respond to actual play in a game. Bradford is probably at least 75% likely to retire as it doesn’t seem like his knee is responding to any treatment.

  13. tjaxks7:

    At the end of the day, I see Bridgewater signing a 1 year deal in the $12-15 million range.
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    Why on Earth would he do that? He either gets tagged for like $25 million, or he will get $15-20 somewhere else. No way he’d agree to a 1 year deal in that range unless he’s convinced he’ll be a backup in MN and has nothing better options.

  14. The amount of delusional garbage on this thread is monumentally mind boggling.
    What’s truly sad, (some will say comical) is the fact that if you give this team an ounce of success, their fans become nonsensical, babbling idiots.
    And truly display their lack of general football knowledge.
    Enjoy it while you can because this house of cards ain’t going to las forever.
    skoLOL!

  15. Iknowitall says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
    The Vikings are a perfect example of a team that is no where near what their record suggests.
    This is a .500 team catching all the breaks and overachieving.
    Will be a reality check come playoffs for them
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    Well, at least 4 teams are one and done every year. Your statement isn’t exactly rocket science.

    But NO one predicted this for the Vikings.
    So your foolish attempt to claim “choke” won’t apply.

    It’s all Stella and packer fans have. Their hope is based on the Vikings losing one game after Christmas. How’s your off season going?

  16. reptar310 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:45 am
    The Vikings should go all out for Kirk Cousins. Don’t become the second Broncos
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    I’m sure Vikings fans share the same sentiment as Bills fans. We would take a super bowl in favor for a few years of have a small QB controversy.

  17. What’s the rush? The Vikings are a good team because they know how to evaluate players. Don’t be surprised to see the Vikings draft a QB in the 3rd round, and don’t be surprised if the QB they draft ends up being to the best QB from the draft class. There’s no rush to make decisions until you have to make the decisions. After all, how many teams were fighting over Case Keenum? The Vikings are 9-2 because they have a roster that is solid at almost every position. The best defense Keenum faces is the one he goes against in practice.

  18. Vikes are spending roughly 23 million on QBs this year. Most going to Bradford. If Keenum continues to play at this level. They could keep Case for 14 million; teddy for 7 million and Sloter for 1 million. Under what they are paying for now; so no need to cannibalize the salary for other positions like so many other teams must do.

  19. It just goes to show how well Bradford played last year behind the worst OL in football. Its a shame he is having knee trouble. It wouldn’t matter who plays QB so long as they don’t try to do too much and give the ball away. Most any QB with NFL ability could throw for 250 and a TD with this team. So the Vikings are smart to take their time, let this play out and then choose one or two of them. Like several have said, neither QB on the roster is going to garner big money, with the exception of Case if he continues to do what he’s done all year. But, just like the talking heads, nobody thinks of Case as a franchise QB; that will allow the Vikings to keep him.

  20. Since there is no cap on coaching contracts, they need to pay up for Shurmur to keep him as OC. Maybe explain to him about the Peter Principle, as he seems like a prime example. And, it should be possible that there is a money amount that would make him happy enough to stay and pass up a head coach spot.

    Both Keenum and Bridgewater would be ideal, but not sure if that is something that can be worked out.

  21. Iknowitall says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
    The Vikings are a perfect example of a team that is no where near what their record suggests.
    This is a .500 team catching all the breaks and overachieving.
    Will be a reality check come playoffs for them

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    They aren’t overachieving. They are what you call “using the talent they have and maximizing it”.

  22. Iknowitall says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:44 am
    The Vikings are a perfect example of a team that is no where near what their record suggests.
    This is a .500 team catching all the breaks and overachieving.
    Will be a reality check come playoffs for them

    at least they will get to the playoffs.. did u chek discount double checks stats for the year? waaaaay behind in every category

  23. Keenum is RENTING where he lives in Minnesota. That is the reality of being signed as a backup QB, undrafted and just a tad over 6 feet.

    Keenum will stay or go based upon the commitment to him to be THE guy. He wants to start and lead a football team more than he cares whether he gets a 14 million or 17 million a year contract.

    If Keenum has a strong performance in the post season he will want to remain a Viking and do it again next year, IF, the Vikings will make the pronouncement that he will be their 2018 starting QB. I believe the commitment of a team to deem him the starter will be his number 1 consideration if he gets multiple offers.

  24. Why on Earth would he do that? He either gets tagged for like $25 million, or he will get $15-20 somewhere else. No way he’d agree to a 1 year deal in that range unless he’s convinced he’ll be a backup in MN and has nothing better options.

    What team is going to offer Bridgewater $15-20 million when he hasn’t played a football game in two years and is coming off of a nearly career-ending injury?

    His best bet for a big payday is to stick in an offense he’s familiar with and be surrounded by talented players like he is in Minnesota. He wants Minnesota, Minnesota wants him. He’ll sign a one year prove it type deal with the Vikings.

  25. leatherface2012 says:
    November 26, 2017 says:

    did u chek discount double checks stats for the year? waaaaay behind in every category
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    Wow, that’s some truly brilliant analysis.
    Oh, by the way, how is Dalvin Cook stacking up with other RBs around the league.
    I can guarantee there will be a couple of Packer backs who will outrush him this year. Rookies too.
    Ain’t this a hilarious observation. (Eye Roll)

    I realize ripping on injured players is a favorite of the Barneys this time of year and it perfectly illustrates how pathetic your fan base is.

  26. The nfc playoffs are gonna be dynamite. Any team including the wildcards can win the NFC, that’s how good the NFC is this year. But I think the vikings get a 1st round bye then play the saints in the 2nd round after the saints beat the falcons in the wildcard round. The vikings beat the saints and play the Eagles in the NFC championship game after the Eagles beat the rams who beat the panthers in the wildcard. The vikings will beat the Eagles with great defense and a hot case keenum.
    The afc playoffs will be garbage and predictable with the Patriots and steelers in the afc title game. The steelers will destroy the Patriots defense and go to the Super Bowl.
    The superbowl will be an epic old school match between the vikings and steelers. the vikings defense will be too mch for rothlesburger and kennum will play lights out winning the superbowl mvp.

  27. I hope the Vikings win the SuperBowl this year. I hope they don’t choke somewhere along the way instead. That would be a waste.

  28. wafflestomp says:
    November 26, 2017 at 11:29 am
    The amount of delusional garbage on this thread is monumentally mind boggling.
    What’s truly sad, (some will say comical) is the fact that if you give this team an ounce of success, their fans become nonsensical, babbling idiots.
    And truly display their lack of general football knowledge.
    Enjoy it while you can because this house of cards ain’t going to las forever.
    skoLOL!
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    If anyone would know about a house of cards it would be a cheeser. All of the Vikings fans saying the Packers were a one trick pony with a Browns roster over the years must know something about football. How’s that line for tonight’s game going? Last I heard it was sniffing 2 touchdowns. LOLOL!!

  29. Many dumb vikings fans are taking keenum for granted like he’s no good and it’s only his team that is responsible for their 9-2 rec. Talk about dumb. Go ahead let go of keenum and go back to mediocre seasons with Bridgewater. You guys don’t deserve to be in the playoffs if you think keenum isn’t a franchise qb. Next year will be fun to watch if they keep Bridgewater. Back to being 7-9 and missing the playoffs. Keenum will gladly go to the broncos and turn them into superbowl contenders. The broncos and vikings are very similar. Just different qbs. A good qb makes the difference between the vikings or broncos being great or awful. You can’t just put anyone at qb. The broncos are a great example. And the vikings next year will be a great example when keenum is gone. I hoped the vikings would keep keenum. Now I want them to keep Bridgewater just to see the vikings fans look like idiots ,whoever thought keenum was getting lucky, isn’t a franchise qb, it’s the team around him..etc.

  30. We basically have last years team without the Band-Aid 3rd team O-Line. It would be interesting to know how far this team could have gone last season with the 1st team O-Line intact. I have to say though- this year’s O-Line is an improvement over last year’s 1st team O-Line.

    I say ride the hot hand. If Case takes them deep into the play-offs or more- there’s your answer. If he falters (I don’t think he will)- you have your answer. He is playing well under the pressure- that makes him thrive.

    Bridgewater is a big question mark at this point. I think he would thrive plugged into this offense too. My concern is his knee and the possible hesitation to run when he has the opportunity. It’s great seeing Case take advantage of an opening in front of him and picking up a first down- and he been doing that on a regular basis. That makes him that much more difficult to defend. Bridgewater used to do that- I’m not sure he will/should going forward.

    And I appreciate all of the Packer trolls coming on here and taking their shots- their petty little insults are all they have left for the season. Puts a smile on my face.

  31. They have someone who plays well and whom gels with the team right now.

    They have a fraud QB option in Bridgewater whom will have no value to offload.

    They have a fragile option that they overpaid.

    I’d wait until the end of the season as well and offer Keenum a heavily optioned contract that bases his pay on his performance (seems that the powers that be believe he will skate once he gets a big contract). The options for performance would give him the pay he would deserve if he succeeds and if he doesn’t, the options would pay him at that level for failing to hit performance triggers.

    Maybe they could entice offloading the fraud Bridgewater to Cleveland in exchange for a ham sammich and a Slurpee.

  32. wafflestomp says:
    November 26, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    leatherface2012 says:
    November 26, 2017 says:

    did u chek discount double checks stats for the year? waaaaay behind in every category
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    Wow, that’s some truly brilliant analysis.
    Oh, by the way, how is Dalvin Cook stacking up with other RBs around the league.

    _______________________________

    Dalvin’s team is on it’s way to the play-offs and looking rock solid. Thanks for asking. How’s Discount Double-Checks team doing?

  33. thisistheonlygame says:
    November 26, 2017 at 10:57 am
    Love to see the Vikes keep Case and Teddy for 2018. But seems unlikely.
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    I couldn’t more strongly disagree, three reasons, Teams will look at Keenum sort of the same as Fitzgerald and Osweiler, both played well ONE year then tanked. Kase has stated a num ber of times he WANTS to stay in Minnesota, they are a perfect match for each others playing style.
    Kase will be affordable, and as far as Teddy Bridgewater Who is going to give him a big contract? He hasn’t proven himself after the injury, he really didn’t light the scoreboard up when he was a starter, he doesn’t have nearly the long ball or scrambling ability. Plus he has a lot of commitment to the Vikings, (His Mom LOVES the Vikings) she has a lot of pull with him.
    I see both being signed to a short contract, 1 yr for Teddy possibly 2 for Case. The Vikings won’t let Case walk, he is the closest thing to Favre’s performance since….well Favre in 2009. I saw Case out perform Bradford in pre-season, that is why I didn’t think much of the injury. Keenum has the 2nd best QBR in the League (per ESPN) as of this week.
    Minnesota has had more than enough bad luck in the past 4 years to last most franchises 20 years! I worry more about keeping Shurmer, but I’d bet he’d stay too!

  34. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm
    All of the Vikings fans saying the Packers were a one trick pony with a Browns roster over the years must know something about football.
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    Really? Saying the same thing over and over again every year for twenty-five straight years makes it true? Well then, I guess the Vikings might actually have a chance to win the SuperBowl this year after all!

    Don’t choke.

  35. Anyone who pays Teddy more than $5M is insane. I’d rather have Chase Daniel at that price, too. Teddy has never had the chain off and no one knows what he can really do, but is that worth a $12-15M dice roll, no. Like Teddy, but he’s never been allowed to play to his full potential and what the heck is his full potential after the turf took out his knee?

  36. stellarperformance says:
    November 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm
    I hope the Vikings win the SuperBowl this year. I hope they don’t choke somewhere along the way instead. That would be a waste.
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    Agreed Stellar, if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the great, almighty Viking fans over the years, it’s much preferable to be a .500-ish ball club, than a divisional winner heading to the playoffs.
    Because anything short of a Super Bowl win is a monumental, epic, embarrassing choke.

    I’ve also learned a few other things along the way.
    Obviously the Packers are just a better, more talented team than the Vikings with the unfortunate exception of the following;

    A: The officials are in the Vikings back pocket, they never call holding on their offensive line.
    Every single call goes against Green Bay, while Minnesota benefits from home town officiating week after week.
    In fact, there’s a grand NFL conspiracy to elevate that team over the Pack.
    The Vikings are basically the NFL’s charity case.

    B: The Packers have the worst injuries of all time.
    You might say our team is hexed or cursed with all of the bad luck they have.

    So let them have their little moment in the sun.
    The NFL and dumb luck can’t bail them out forever.

  37. Shut up, Packer trolls!!!!
    The Vikes are going to the Super Bowl as a home team favorite and there’s nothing you can do about it.
    Go back to your mothers basement, sit on your hands and be quiet, while legitimate football fans talk football.
    How’s John Thierry doing, by the way?

  38. I think you start with Sloter. If you believe, after a year in the system and prepping most of the year as the backup, you believe he has the ability to be at least an average starting QB, keep him and pick either Keenum or Bridgewater. If he is looking like a career backup at best, let him walk and let the other two fight it out in camp on one or two year deals. That way whoever doesn’t start will still be young enough to look for a starting gig later. Given Keenum’s track record, I think teams will want to see another season of good play from him before committing long years and high dollars to him, so he would not be hurt either way it goes. In my opinion, anyway….

  39. jimmarshall70 says:
    November 26, 2017 at 1:47 pm
    Shut up, Packer trolls!!!!
    The Vikes are going to the Super Bowl as a home team favorite and there’s nothing you can do about it.
    Go back to your mothers basement, sit on your hands and be quiet, while legitimate football fans talk football.
    How’s John Thierry doing, by the way?
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    Well, I’m glad to see you Barneys are keeping it classy. SMH!

  40. Whoever is at QB, no matter the win-loss record or who is the Coach, I love the Minnesota Vikings.
    You see the team and I were born in the same year. I fought being a minority for my team in school and we all fight that same fight as a smaller market team, SO exscuse ME if I feel great pride for my team and my Brothers and Sisters in the stands!
    SKOAL!/SKOAL!/SKOAL! YOU BETCHA!

  41. Keenum will get a nice contract after this season, but even if he leads the Vikings deep into the playoffs, I honestly hope the Vikings lets another team overpay him.If he does sign a big deal with another team then the Vikings might get a decent compensationary draft choice in 2019.

    Bradford may choose to sign a team friendly deal with the Vikings, but if not, then let him sign elsewhere and hope for another decent compensationary draft choice in 2019.

    Bridgewater, assuming he is looking as good in practice as the media will have us believe, should be retained. If the team aren’t able to toll his contract, then they should offer him a short contract with high incentives, and if he continues to play at a high standard, pay him the going rate for a franchise QB. I’d even consider signing him to the franchise tag for a year if all else fails.

  42. Case Closed I think. For now. Lets take it one game at a time.

    Keenum has earned the right to be the starter in 2018, for now.

  43. stellarperformance says:
    November 26, 2017 at 12:46 pm
    I hope the Vikings win the SuperBowl this year. I hope they don’t choke somewhere along the way instead. That would be a waste.
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    It would be a choke if the national media picked this team to be in the Super Bowl year after year like your NFL darling welfare kids the Packas. The Vikings type of football is to just beat the tar out of teams like yours and check the score after 60 minutes. The Packers type of football is to talk, make excuses and whine into the microphones. Have fun with the Steelers!

  44. Broncos fan here. Go ahead & resign Teddy & Case – drop Bradford. Relaase or trade Sloter so we can sign him.

  45. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 3:21 pm
    It would be a choke if the national media picked this team to be in the Super Bowl year after year like your NFL darling welfare kids the Packas. The Vikings type of football is to just beat the tar out of teams like yours and check the score after 60 minutes. The Packers type of football is to talk, make excuses and whine into the microphones. Have fun with the Steelers!
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    It’s too late to change your rules, the rules Viking fans created. If you qualify for the postseason, you must win the SuoerBowl or it’s a choke-job.

    Hey……don’t look at me………they’re your rules. It should be a cakewalk now that you’ve had two seasons of ProBowl-caliber QB’s under-center. You said that’s all you ever needed, and now you’ve got it.

    Good luck! Don’t choke!

    Good luck!

  46. Look at bright side Stella. Your Packers won’t have an opportunity to choke until draft day when Thompson drafts a QB to replace the broken one that will probably want out of that mess going on over there.

  47. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 4:54 pm
    Look at bright side Stella. Your Packers won’t have an opportunity to choke until draft day when Thompson drafts a QB to replace the broken one that will probably want out of that mess going on over there.
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    To be fair, the only true way to choke on draft day would be by not turning your card to the podium on time and letting other team leapfrog over you.
    And no team is that incompet……….Oh wait.

    And Stellar is correct.
    The Barneys have created these rules and they’ve been in place now for many, many seasons.
    Anything short of hoisting the Lombardi trophy in an embarrassing, epic choke.
    And a full offseason of having to listen about it.

  48. I just think it’s noteworthy that the Vikings will be drafting after the Packers! I’m not certain that has ever happened before!

  49. wafflestomp says:
    November 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm
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    An epic draft day choke, or multiple epic draft day chokes is not being able to score 1 point, at home, and were considered a division champion and Super Bowl contender. Hilarious the way the Packer fans have been duped into thinking they are the class of the league when they are just garbage with a good QB and friendly officials.

  50. stellarperformance says:
    November 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm
    I just think it’s noteworthy that the Vikings will be drafting after the Packers! I’m not certain that has ever happened before!
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    One of the many things you’ll have to get used to my friend.

  51. I love how we all have our opinion; but you know, what we think doesn’t matter. People like Chris Carter and others keep saying Keenum is just a backup – now a real good backup – this team is what makes him good. But we can say that of any successful qb. You think Brady, Brees, Rodgers, and others would be as good as they are if they had a terrible O-line? Any REALLY believe that?! We know the answer. I see professionals like Coach Cowher, coach Dungy, and ex NFL players like Bradshaw, Deion Sanders, Boomer, Phil Simms, and others can easily recognize Keenum’s progress and know his success is a part of what he’s doing as well.

    They say Keenum is a very smart qb, learns from his mistakes, has great mobility, and has gotten better with time and believe he should be the starter for the rest of the year with this team and now he will get better. They say he makes his those around him better and is a leader on the field and is ultra competitive and he will continue to get better.

    Say what you want, but the proof is in the pudding. This is a team game and Keenum is doing his part to make this team successful. He deserves the accolades his getting without a doubt.

  52. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    One of the many things you’ll have to get used to my friend.
    ////////////////////////////////

    I learned today if you repeat it often and every year for twenty-five years, it might come true.

    Good luck!

  53. wafflestomp says:
    November 26, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    And Stellar is correct.
    The Barneys have created these rules and they’ve been in place now for many, many seasons.
    Anything short of hoisting the Lombardi trophy in an embarrassing, epic choke.

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    And the Cheese for Brains don’t do the same? Every Viking SB loss, every NFCCG loss, every playoff loss is called an epic choke by the Packturds. It’s only a choke job if you lose when you’re heavily favored to win, or lose when you have a comfortable lead late in the game.

    With most of the pundits and quite often book makers picking the Packers to be in the SB every year, it could be considered a choke job when they don’t. When they have leads late in playoff games, then lose, it’s a choke.

    2016 loss to ATL, not a choke, ATL was favored and GB was never really in the game.

    2015 loss to AZ, choke, GB held the lead late, let AZ tie it up and let the old, slow WR (your guy’s rules, Fitz runs the same 40 times as Treadwell), run through their def like it was made out of that cheese on your head.

    2014 loss to SEA, major-epic choke. GB owned the 1st 3 qtrs, and choked that one away.

    2013 loss to SF, choke, GB was home and favored and Rodgers was outplayed by a slightly better than avg QB in Kaepernick.

    2012 loss to SF, not a choke, beat down by a favored and home field 9ers team.

    2011 loss to NYG, choke. 15-1 GB was home and favored and got beat down so bad, they were never even in that game.

    Since the 2010 SB, congrats to them on that, there has been a lot of playoffs choked away by the Packers.

  54. stellarperformance says:
    November 26, 2017 at 5:56 pm
    I just think it’s noteworthy that the Vikings will be drafting after the Packers! I’m not certain that has ever happened before!

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    Still might not happen in this upcoming draft. TT is probably going to be very tempted to trade away his high 1st round pick for a couple of 3rds or a 2nd and 5th round pick. Or something equally TTarded.

  55. stellarperformance says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm
    One of the many things you’ll have to get used to my friend.
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    I learned today if you repeat it often and every year for twenty-five years, it might come true.

    Good luck!
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    Only Green Bay could waste the careers of 2 HOF QBs back to back. 25 years of Stellar QB play only produced 2 Super Bowl trophies. What could have been if those 2 guys were on a team that didn’t just use them as a cash cow. The blind bandwagon lemmings are leaving in droves. We’ll see how long you last after a few years of sub .500 football.

  56. And only the Barneys could waste the careers of a litany of Hall of Famers throughout the 70’s and into the 80s without a tangible Championship win to show for it.
    All those division titles when it was much easier to win a Super Bowl and absolutely nothing to show for it.
    You’d think after 56 years and so much self proclaimed success, that the Vikings would have won at least one Championship by accident.
    What’s your team’s excuse?!?
    After all they’re so easy.

  57. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    Only Green Bay could waste the careers of 2 HOF QBs back to back. 25 years of Stellar QB play only produced 2 Super Bowl trophies. What could have been if those 2 guys were on a team that didn’t just use them as a cash cow. The blind bandwagon lemmings are leaving in droves. We’ll see how long you last after a few years of sub .500 football.
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    Expert opinions are always welcomed. But, everyone has one and they all……..well…….you know.

    Please……..show us how it should be done.

    Good luck (don’t choke!)

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