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Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:06 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Rhett Bomar was signed off the Giants practice squad on Tuesday by the Vikings, which is a seemingly innocuous move, right?

Well, yeah, probably. But there's a little interesting subterfuge involved in that Bomar and the Vikings have an opportunity to forge a current and future symbiotic relationship.

Right now, as Chip Coggins points out at the Minnesota Star-Tribune, Bomar is serving as the de facto Michael Vick practice dummy, which is the same thing he did with the Giants last week.

But Bomar isn't just there to do his best Vick imitation -- he thinks he can stick.

"It's a totally different situation," Bomar said. "There's no doubt about that. Eli's going to be there forever, and he's the franchise guy. Of course, everybody wants to play, and so I'm just looking for an opportunity to get on the field and show what I can do."

He's right -- barring some standard "miracle" that brings Brett Favre back to Minnesota, the quarterback competition next year is going to be WIDE open. There's little chance that the Vikings will roll with just Bomar and re-converted rookie Joe Webb (although that would be great for one of them), but best case he might be fighting against Webb and another rookie.

Worst case is he's competing against Webb and an acquired veteran like Donovan McNabb. But even that offers some opportunity.

Obviously some of this hinges on whether or not Leslie Frazier remains the head coach, but it's at least a better opportunity than he'll see in New York any time soon.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 12:15 am
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?



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Since: Dec 23, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 4:13 pm
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

No mention of Tavaris Jackson?  Did you forget they have been grooming him as the QB of the future for 3 years?  Great research before writing this article.



Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 3:02 pm
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

This guy got kicked out of Oklahoma (while having Adrian Peterson as his teammate) for accepting payment for work he DIDN'T do at a car dealership.  He then went to Sam Houston State.  Where?  Then the Vikes sign him off the Giants practice squad.  No one can seriously think that this guy has a more than a 5% chance of becoming an NFL starting QB let alone a franchise QB.  Bomar is not the answer in Minnesota.  Webb isn't either.  McNabb is a decent stop gap option for a year but that's it.  It is looking more and more like the Vikings are in big trouble for the next few years. 



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

Maybe the Vikes should try and get Sage Rosenfels from the Giants instead of Bomar. I think Sage could be a quality starting Qb in the right situation..... Oh wait a minute,,,... never mind....



Since: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2010 12:22 pm
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

I think if not Webb than Carson Palmer.



Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 11:51 am
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?




Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2010 1:19 am
 

Rhett Bomar: Vikings quarterback of the future?

Say what you want about the accuracy, decision making and rawness of Jake Locker and Ryan Mallett, if Rhett Bomar is the alternative, Vikings fans should be praying that those guys are still on the board in April.


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