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Zulgad: Polian’s plan would keep Bridgewater on the bench this season

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

The case was made in this space a month ago that the Vikings should exercise great patience when it comes to handing over the starting quarterback job to first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater.

The thought process in forming this opinion centered on a few factors.

Although Christian Ponder probably would have been […]

Christian Ponder: If I played better, I wouldn’t be in this situation

By Josh Alper

No one can accuse Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder of being delusional. While the Vikings have been pushing the notion of a competition for the starting job that includes Ponder alongside Matt Cassel and first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater, Ponder has been taking fewer reps than the other two this spring. He […]

Christian Ponder: Matt Cassel is Vikings’ starter right now

By Wesseling, Chris The Minnesota Vikings are getting Teddy Bridgewater ready to play, but Christian Ponder says veteran Matt Cassel will enter training camp as the starter. How long will it stay that way?

Source: National Football League

Christian Ponder: Matt Cassel is Vikings’ starting QB

By Wesseling, Chris The Minnesota Vikings are getting Teddy Bridgewater ready to play, but Christian Ponder says veteran Matt Cassel is the starter ‘right now.’ What’s to become of Ponder?

Source: National Football League

OTA observations: With Bridgewater gone, Cassel takes first-team reps

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The order of red jerseys at Winter Park on Thursday afternoon looked pretty familiar.

Matt Cassel took the reins of the Minnesota Vikings’ starting offense as first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater attended a NFL Player’s Association event in Los Angeles. Akin to much of last season, Christian Ponder […]

Christian Ponder’s first-team reps shouldn’t disrupt the status quo

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Teddy Bridgewater is still the favorite, the franchise quarterback and the future.

Matt Cassel is still the veteran fill-in quarterback.

And even though the Minnesota Vikings are opting to keep the quarterback competition open to Christian Ponder, …

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

Vikings haven’t given up on Christian Ponder yet

By Michael David Smith

Just because the Vikings drafted quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the first round this year, that doesn’t mean they’ve completely given up on the first-round quarterback they drafted in 2011. Christian Ponder, who was benched last year and is widely expected to be behind both Bridgewater and Matt Cassel on the […]

Christian Ponder to share Vikings’ first-team reps

By Wesseling, Chris Christian Ponder will share first-team reps in offseason practices, per NFL Media’s Albert Breer. Is this a sign the Minnesota Vikings are shopping the quarterback?

Source: National Football League

Notebook: Bridgewater is the third QB, Zimmer says, but for how long?

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Teddy Bridgewater is slated below Christian Ponder on the team’s depth chart.

Though it’s only been a week since Bridgewater was drafted: the writing is on the wall, it’s only a matter of time, etc.

“They’ll start at the bottom [of the depth chart],” coach Mike […]

Vikings trade back into 1st round, select QB Teddy Bridgewater

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings have their quarterback.

The Vikings selected Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick on Thursday. Bridgewater is the third and final quarterback taken in the first round.

“There is no pressure on this kid to come in and play,” General Manager Rick Spielman […]