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The other contingency plans pertain to free agency, where the Vikings will turn for help at several positions, possibly including quarterback.

One of the biggest unknowns is exactly which players will be on the market, given the uncertainty about eligibility requirements _ could be four years, could be six of experience _ in the collective bargaining agreement.

“Whether or not it’s a six-year plan or a five-year plan and even guys that are at the end of four, we have a list and we’ve identified the guys that we think fit what we’re looking for if we choose to go that route,” Frazier said. “We haven’t made a decision that we’re going to go with a veteran quarterback, but we have an idea, based on the list we’ve put together, if we went that route who we’d target.”