Star Tribune columnist Chip Scoggins puts it bluntly by saying, if the Vikings are going to be bad, "be historically bad." The moral of his story is that the Vikings may as well lose their last two-games to give themselves a shot drafting a so called "once-in-a-generation" quarterback, Andrew Luck.
Vikings don't use franchise tag
The deadline to apply the franchise tag to players in the NFL passed on Monday, and the Minnesota Vikings declined to use the tag. A couple of big name players who otherwise could have been free-agents, were tagged. Among them: Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and Titans safety Michael Griffin.