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Would The Minnesota Vikings Be Interested In Kevin Kolb?

So far this offseason, Kevin Kolb's name has been brought up in connection to every QB-needy team in the NFL. With what is being seen as a mediocre QB draft class and not much veteran help on the market, the Eagles appear to be well positioned to get a decent return for Kevin Kolb should they decide to trade him. We've already looked at several teams that could be interested in the young QBs services next year, but the latest is the Minnesota Vikings.

With Brett Favre seemingly done for good, Minnesota has a few directions they could go for a signal caller next season. The first option is internal, with Tarvaris Jackson or Joe Webb. Jackson has already flopped as a starter and Joe Webb is a 6th round pick that the team converted to WR last offseason. He was pressed into emergency service near the end of last year and while he showed some fight, certainly doesn't project as a QB in the NFL.

The second option is the draft. As the holder of the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, the Vikings probably have their pick of most of the top-rated QBs this year... but that's mostly because there's not a AAA-rated starter in this class anyway.

The other option is to basically re-try the Favre experiment and go out and get an older veteran. Kyle Orton will be a free agent or Donovan McNabb can probably be had for relatively cheap. Their third option could be Kevin Kolb. He's sort of a mix between option No. 2 and No. 3 in that he's young and could be your QB for many years, but he's not some NFL starts under his belt and has been in an NFL system.

The Daily Norseman, our Vikings site, ran a poll to gauge their readers interest in a trade for Kolb. As of this writing 24% are in favor of trading the No. 12 overall pick for him, while 38% think the No. 12 pick might be too much but are still in favor of a Kolb trade. So add the Vikings along with the Browns and Cardinals to the list of fanbases debating the merits of a Kolb trade.