John David Booty: A Surprise Still Sitting on the Vikings’ Bench?


Published: March 24, 2009


... they do know is usually limited to John David Booty's funny last name, and that he was a USC quarterback. A school that has brought us good quarterbacks like Carson Palmer and Matt Cassel. As well as forgettable ones such as Matt Leinart and Rodney Peete.

But with all Vikings fans up in arms over the current QB situation in Minnesota, I am surprised Booty's name is not brought up.

Personally I ask, why not?

He has spent a year under the Vikings current system, so he at the very least has a grasp on what the Vikings expect.

Is Booty an NFL quarterback?

Well, he is extremely accurate, and is a graduate of a pro-style offense at USC. However, he does not have the rocket arm like many quarterbacks have. But is that really necessary?

Booty could easily be a Chad Pennington type player, who does not have to rely on the long ball to thrive. At the same time, Pennington has struggled more than he has flourished in the NFL.


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