Vikings definitely need to look long and hard at the possibility of bringing in a a passer of his caliber. He might be the best to ever play the game. I fully expect him to a make a full recover from the neck surgery.
Draft Kalil and WR in the 2nd and our offense gets really scary.
I think Ponder/Webb could learn plenty from someone like Manning and this is a big difference from even Favre. This guy should still have 4 years left give or take if he really is healthy ... and he is rumored to be willing to sign a very incentive-laden contract.
Why not take a chance? This is not Warren Moon at the end of his career. This is not Randall Cunningham or Jeff George. This is not Brad Johnson or Donovan McNabb. This is Peyton Manning.
It should at least be explored. Especially if we think we can add Kalil at No. 3 and then ad a Jeffery type in the second round.
RGIII would be sick too, but I doubt he is available at #3.
Manning costs us nothing in terms of draft picks or players. Just cash, but the owner will get all that plus some back in jersey and ticket sales.
Draft Kalil at No. 3. Draft Jeffery at No. 35. Sign Peyton Manning and his buddy Reggie Wayne. Bingo! Our offense moves into very scary territory. Can you imagine Manning, Peterson, Harvin, Wayne, Rudolph and Jeffery running out there?
Sure, it does not address the secondary as much as I would like, but there is a plethora of good secondary talent in this draft and in FA that we could still try to stockpile.
That offense right there though would single handedly make us serious contenders in our own division and possibly the conference. And it is ALL doable.