Quarterback Carousel Continues to Spin for Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings could be about to use their third different starting quarterback this season, with Brooks Bollinger perhaps in line to become the starter this week.

Bollinger replaced Kelly Holcomb during Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles after Holcomb suffered a neck injury. He reportedly has bruised vertebrae and will be sidelined about two weeks.

Holcomb started Sunday because Tarvaris Jackson was sidelined due to a broken finger on his throwing hand suffered the previous weekend. Holcomb also was the fill-in starter earlier in the season when Jackson was shelved for two games by a groin injury.

Jackson could return to the lineup this week, but Bollinger would be in line to become the starter if Jackson remains unable to play. It's gotten so bad that Jeff George is lobbying publicly to return to the team.

George reportedly called a local radio host to try to determine if the Vikings might be interested in him. The 39-year-old out-of-work quarterback told the Pioneer Press: "I follow the teams that I think need quarterbacks. I look around the league at the quarterbacks, and I wonder why I'm still not playing."

George also told the newspaper: "With a running back like Adrian Peterson, I would be licking my chops. With that running back, you need someone who can throw that deep ball and I know I still can. I don't care about the talent at receiver."

By Mark Maske |  October 30, 2007; 10:10 AM ET  | Category:  Vikings
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