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Waiting A Bit Could Be Wise For QB-Seeking Vikings

By Katie Fraser

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings need a young quarterback to ride into the future, and with the eighth overall pick in this draft they’ll have plenty available.

For all the headlines generated at the top of the class by Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, though, […]

Report: Vikings looking for defensive help at No. 8

By Josh Alper

Last month, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman called the process of sifting through the quarterbacks in this year’s draft “torturous” because each of the top prospects are “a mixed bag” of strengths and weaknesses. For a G.M. who missed on Christian Ponder in the first round just a few years ago, […]

Spielman hints Vikings may draft a second-day quarterback

By Michael David Smith

The Vikings may be planning to draft a quarterback, but not Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel with the eighth overall pick. Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman suggested that his team might be more interested in addressing another position in the first round of the draft, and taking a […]

In Vikings Coach Search, Zimmer A Favorite

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.

John Wooten, the executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said in a phone interview on Monday that Vikings general manager […]

Wetmore: My best guess for Rick Spielman’s 13 head coaching categories


Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman says he’s developed 13 categories from which successful NFL head coaches can come. I found it a little funny that he said at his press conference that no category yields more success than any other.

Oh, good!

So it’s not possible to select from the wrong subset, […]

Frazier firing shows votes of confidence are meaningless

By Michael David Smith

At the start of November, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman insisted that head coach Leslie Frazier would not be fired. By the end of December, Frazier had been fired. Spielman’s statement that “Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere” is just the latest piece of evidence that a coach getting a […]