The Vikings are on a quest to salvage their season after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a dislocated knee and torn ACL. While the team has been linked to a few available options to help replace their young quarterback, general manager Rick Spielman isn't willing to part ways with valuable pieces for a potential one-year rental.
The GM added: "By that, I mean people are asking for some crazy things. People think that you are desperate, and we are not going to do something that in my estimation, and talking with Coach Zim (Mike Zimmer) and our ownership, that puts us in a situation where we jeopardize the future of this franchise."
Minnesota was a darkhorse Super Bowl pick before Bridgewater went down, but the quarterback wasn't the only reason why. The Vikings have a talented roster on both sides of the ball, and it would be foolish to hurt their future in hopes of obtaining a quick fix to their problem.
"We're not giving up any of these young, talented players that we have, I can tell you that right now," Spielman said. "Us, we work too hard as our coaches and our scouts, to build this thing and to go out and draft guys and develop guys to just give them away for a guy that may come in here and only be here for seven months."
Regarding his franchise quarterback, Spielman mentioned that Bridgewater is out of the hospital and paid a visit to Minnesota's facility on Thursday. He declined to disclose a timeline on Bridgewater's recovery, though. The Vikings may have experienced another hit to their signal-caller situation, as backup Joel Stave is questionable to return Thursday against the Rams with a hand injury.