Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) and running back Adrian Peterson (28) celebrate the touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Adrian Peterson is supportive of teammate Christian Ponder

It’s no surprise that one of, if not the biggest concern for the Minnesota Vikings is at the quarterback position. The team has started three quarterbacks, including Josh Freeman, who they acquired during the season. None have seemed to be the answer.

However, one Viking teammate still believes in Christian Ponder, the team’s first round draft pick back in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Last year’s MVP, Adrian Peterson, thinks that Ponder should be the team’s quarterback going forward. In an interview with FoxSports.com, Peterson spoke about his teammate.

“I actually have confidence in Christian Ponder,”


“I don’t feel like last week I was as consistent as I needed to be, but it doesn’t show up as much because I’m not throwing the ball 30 times,” Peterson said. “When you’re inconsistent at quarterback and you get it picked off, that stuff gets highlighted. As a running back, when you miss a hole, it gets overlooked at times. I’m not as critical of the quarterback position because I know how much comes with it and I know how much scrutiny comes with it and how they are viewed in the public eye.”

The Vikings currently hold the number 2 draft pick if the season were to end today, but with 6 games left and a tough schedule ahead of them, anything is possible. They will most likely be looking for a new quarterback in next yea’s draft unless Ponder can show them why he deserves to be the guy of the future.


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