Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is currently battling a rib injury that has limited throughout practice and his status for this weekend’s match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers in London could be in jeopardy, but there could soon be even more quarterback drama in Minnesota if the rumors come to fruition.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Vikings may be looking in to a potential trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for disgruntled quarterback Josh Freeman.
Freeman was recently benched in favor of rookie signal-caller Mike Glennon and he has said since then that he would open a trade. The only thing that would cause teams to shy away from the first-round bust is the fact that he is in the final year of his rookie deal and he could be had in the offseason without giving up much to acquire him.
However, the Vikings could potentially look to make a move if Ponder, who has yet to impress, continues to struggle with the sore ribs and if back up Matt Cassel shows the some inability to lead an offense as he has in the past.
At this point, it appears to be pure speculation, but it is certainly a move that could make sense for everyone involved.
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