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RandBall: Putting an NFL starting QB job on Craigslist

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • October 17, 2013 - 9:07 AM

 

If you think the QB situation in Minnesota is bad, well ... it is. The Vikings will be on their third starting QB in six games when Josh Freeman takes the snaps Monday night against the Giants. Whatever plan existed was flawed, and this rush job stinks of desperation, even if it is the right thing to do at this point.

 

BUT: Things could be worse.

Nobody in Minnesota, at least not yet, has put the Vikings' starting quarterback job on Craigslist. That is what happened in Cleveland, which had brief success this year with Brian Hoyer but is now back to Brandon Weeden. A fan actually put the job on Craigslist. You can read the whole thing here, but this is an excerpt:

Hello, and thanks for reading.
Have you played pro football? College ball? Highschool? Pee-wee? 
Have you played Madden before? 
Do you sort of kind of know some of the rules of football? If yes keep reading. If no...well also keep reading! We will take ANYONE. This could turn into a regular gig for the right person.
The Cleveland Browns as you may have noticed are having problems scoring points on offense consistently. ... Please no redheads, people named Brett, or any U. Of Florida alum
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The Browns have used 19 starting QBs since 1999, which is just awful.

Then again, the Vikings have used 12 starting QBs, starting with Daunte Culpepper and presumably ending with Josh Freeman on Monday, since 2005.

If Freeman doesn't work out, maybe it's time to take some drastic measures?

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