Minnesota Vikings quarterback issues could be addressed in the 2014 NFL Draft

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) throws in the pocket against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

The Minnesota Vikings have been fairly awful this season, sporting an unimpressive 1-7 record to this point in the season. That’s not the direction the Viks were looking to be headed at this point in their development of their young roster.

Since Brett Favre left the Vikings a few years ago, they have struggled to find any consistency from the quarterback position. Christian Ponder was drafted 12th in the 2011 NFL Draft to be ‘the guy’ but has never fully lived up to the high pick.

To top it off, Ponder has seemingly never been completely embraced by the Minnesota fan base. Even after his selection it seemed like he was less than popular on the fan boards. At any rate he led the Vikings to the Playoffs in 2012, but was unavailable to play against the Green Bay Packers with an injury and has been battling injuries ever since.

Josh Freeman was brought in while the Vikings tried to create something, anything positive a few weeks ago, but it hasn’t worked out. Ponder has been renamed as the starter going forward, but he needs to win to keep his job.

Regardless of what happens the rest of the 2013/2014 NFL season in Minnesota, with a solid quarterback class coming into the 2014 NFL Draft the Vikings are looking forward to the opportunity to take another shot at selecting a franchise quarterback. Gotta think that the city and fan base are ready for a change after the first half of this season.

Topics: Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings, NFL

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