The Minnesota Vikings are one of many quarterback needy teams in the 2014 NFL Draft, which leads to the speculation that they would be willing to select one of the top three signal-callers in this year’s class — Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater — if they are still on the board when Minnesota picks No. 8 overall.
However, that may not be the case.
According to Peter King of MMQB.com, the Minnesota Vikings will not be selecting a quarterback with their first-round pick.
“They want a sure thing,” King added.
It would be hard for the Vikings to pass up on a player like Teddy Bridgewater if he was available, but if they are looking for a “sure thing” then someone like UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr would be a potential pick.
There is one problem for the Vikings philosophy, though, with no pick in the draft ever being a “sure thing.”