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Late Commitment Gives Thigpen Opportunity

Coastal Carolina quarterback Tyler Thigpen said he didn't take his offseasons too seriously until he realized he might have an opportunity to play football after college. See what the seventh-round draft pick had to say about his opportunity with the Vikings.

When the Vikings ended the 2006 regular season, there was a lot of discussion about where the quarterback position was heading into the 2007 season. That talk, however, came primarily from the media, not head coach Brad Childress. Despite having free-agent players like Jeff Garcia, released veterans like David Carr and potential rookies like Brady Quinn at their disposal if they were...

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