The Vikings were rumored to be one of the teams with an interest in former Houston Texans quarterback David Carr. I say "were rumored" because Carr has signed a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers to be Jake Delhomme's backup. And by "Jake Delhomme's backup," what I mean is "he'll probably be starting by Week 7."
Minnesota, for whatever interest was rumored, never contacted Carr (from all accounts) and never had him to Minneapolis for a visit. The only two stops Carr made were in Seattle and Carolina.
Now, I know I've said on numerous occasions that the Vikings don't NEED a free agent quarterback, and I stand by that assessment. But to not even talk to David Carr? That's not right. With all the gloom and doom articles we've seen coming from the Star-Tribune and the Pioneer Press this off-season so far, at least bringing Carr in for a talk would have done a lot for the fans from a mental standpoint. Now, people will look at this and see that we didn't so much as bring David Carr in for a visit. . .or even contact his agent, for that matter.
Like I said, this isn't a devestating blow or anything, but it's still a bit distressing.