Nov 7, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) looks down during the second quarter against the Washington Redskins at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings may be switching quarterbacks once again

I think it’s safe to say that the Minnesota Vikings will be drafting a quarterback in the early rounds of next years NFL draft.

This season they’ve struggled with the quarterback position as they’ve bounced back and forth between Matt Cassel, Christian Ponder and even went out on a limb and signed Josh Freeman.

Freeman did the worst out of the trio, but could have a shot at being named starting quarterback for Minnesota’s next game if Ponder isn’t able to practice by next Thursday. Ponder suffered a dislocated shoulder during last nights win against the Washington Redskins after he tried to dive for the pylon.

Despite Ponder being injured, the Minnesota Vikings were still able to squeeze by the Washington Redskins and pick up their first victory on American soil. Their first win came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the United Kingdom.

So what happens if Ponder is unable to go in Week 11? I know it’s not his throwing arm, but I’m sure if he takes a clean shot by a defensive player, there’s a good chance the pain will end up coming back which would result in him being benched.

They might as well give him a week off to rest his shoulder and hand the ball off to either Cassel or Freeman. Unless they have another quarterback on the market that they are interested in bringing on board.

Why not Matt Flynn?

Tags: Christian Ponder Josh Freeman Matt Cassel Minnesota Vikings

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