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


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

Bridgewater: ‘I’m Honored, Happy To Be A Viking’

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Vikings had a chance to pick quarterback Johnny Manziel after trading their top draft choice last Thursday for the No. 9 pick. Iinstead they went with defense and UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr.

But the Vikings weren’t done with the first night of the NFL Draft, and […]

Josh Freeman: I still see myself as a starting-caliber quarterback

By Michael David Smith

Josh Freeman rapidly declined from a franchise quarterback in Tampa Bay to a disappointment in Minnesota to a backup where he is now, with the Giants. But Freeman thinks he can be a franchise quarterback again. Although Freeman knows he has no chance of beating out Eli Manning this season, […]

Josh Freeman: Bucs didn’t see me as the guy, I strongly disagree

By Michael David Smith

For all the disagreements Josh Freeman and Greg Schiano had in Tampa, the one that really mattered was the most fundamental of all: Freeman believed he was the franchise quarterback, and Schiano did not. Freeman, now the Vikings’ starting quarterback, said on the Dan Patrick Show that what it all […]

Minnesota Vikings taking 2013 to find franchise quarterback

By Rapoport, Ian

This season’s mission for the Minnesota Vikings — see if their franchise quarterback is on the roster, per a team source.

Who will win out? Said the source: “I have no idea how it’s going to turn out.”

The Vikings have several options. Former backup Matt Cassel starts this week against […]

Ponder says ranking him 27th-best QB in league is 'rightfully so'

by Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder didn’t scoff at a ranking that placed him near the bottom of the league’s 32 passers.

Instead, he said ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski’s leaderboard that placed Ponder at No. 27, was right.

“The 27th ranking, probably is rightfully so with how I’ve […]