Vikings don’t think they need change at quarterback

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Week 9. Photo Credit: USA Today Sports

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback position is a disaster, at least to everyone who is on the outside looking in. During the team’s last minute loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 9, starting quarterback Christian Ponder threw just one touchdown and one interception, while averaging a dreadful 6.4 yards per completion.

It is fair to ask whether or not the team would have a quarterback change moving forward — perhaps moving back to Josh Freeman — but head coach Leslie Frazier seems willing to stick with Ponder at least for one more week.

“As we speak, I don’t see why we would make a change,” Frazier said, via the Pioneer Press. “Sometimes after ballgames you make emotional decisions, but I don’t see anything that tells me he shouldn’t start against the Redskins.”

Of course, Frazier did leave the door open by saying “as we speak,” so the team still has some wiggle room.

No matter what happens under center in Minnesota moving forward, it appears that next year the team will have a new quarterback. Minnesota is poised for a high draft pick, which will allow them to select one of the top signal-callers in the 2014 NFL Draft class.

Topics: Minnesota Vikings

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  • Daniel Laxen

    The problem will be the same next year. The Vikings will be forced to draft a QB in the 2014 draft. They will have a horrible QB playing until the time that it’s deemed the new guy is ready. That means more frustration for Viking fans…Ponder is dreadful. He struggles in nearly every area a #1 Q!B should excel in. Accuracy, pocket presence, and arm strength are all way below average. Cassel is a backup at this level, at best…Freeman was thrown to the wolves with the Vikings wretched O-line play and lack of preparedness. He did show pocket presence, albeit lacking accuracy. (That’s the understatement of the year!) I’d like to see more of Freeman. At least we’d get a QB with a decent arm should we need a 55 yard pass that can actually travel 60+ yards to the end zone. Ponder’s wounded pelican was hitting the ground at the 13 yard line…I have never seen a starting QB with an arm that bad!

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