Fact: He knows a complicated NFL offense system
Fact: He knows how to use multiple TE sets.
Fact: He turned Penn State into a passing style team in only 9 months.
Fact: Penn State offense is the only college team that parallels the Patriots in offensive production.
We're on year 3 with Ponder. Cassel has come from the Patriots system. The addition of McGloin would give Vikings TWO bona-fide QB's capable of leading a passing attack unlike we've seen in the past two years. McGloin and Cassell would be more of a fit with each other (due to Patriots offensive familiarity) than Ponder.
If Ponder does not fully recover from elbow injury or regained passing accuracy required to succeed in today's NFL - we truly need a fall back plan A) Cassel and B) a QB who can really backup Cassel ( McGloin has Patriots offense knowlege). This would mean the Vikings have a QB progression plan for the long haul and may the best man step up.
It never hurts to have a back-up plan. McGloin might as well be on the Vikings radar because he already has more synergies with Cassel than MBT, or any player coming out of college due to Patriot offensive system familiarity.
It's time for us to truly start activating our TE's and WR's to create mismatches. Cassel and McGloin know what to do, if Ponder cannot progress sufficiently in 9 months.
Just saying... the QB on any NFL team is replaceable except the established elite players and future hall of famers. The Vikings cannot afford a joined at the hips love fest like Ryan + Sanchez with Ponder if the performance is not clicking. 2013 will be an 'are you in it for the show and long haul' year for Ponder + Musty.
In retrospective.... Webb and MBT are two different styles of backup QBs. I think McGloin would be more in sync with Cassel than MBT or Webb in 3 years of play... because together with Musgrave, the playbook can be properly rewritten and it would be Ponder's task to excel and shine with an expanded play book. We cannot afford to have a narrow offensive vision with bottom 3 passing attack.
Think about it. It might be a very compelling development opportunity to make the team better and solid at QB position for the long haul.
So if we do get a bonus draft pick in rounds 3-7, McGloin offers a low risk high reward QB talent that would fit with Cassell and speak the language of the Patriots offense. It can properly transition the Vikings into a running and passing threat.