New Vikings GM Rick Spielman made an appearance on Pro Football Talk Live this morning and said that he fully expects Christian Ponder to be the teams starting quarterback next season.
“He’s going to be our starting quarterback when everyone is back for OTAs,” said Spielman.
The rise of Joe Webb has at the very least forced his name into the conversation and the Vikings could always elect to take another quarterback with the #3 pick but that seems highly unlikely. Ponder made an appearance on the Dan Patrick Show and mentioned that he’s spoke with Spielman about the teams plan for the offseason.
“I talked to our G.M. yesterday, and we had some conversations about who we’re thinking about drafting, and we’ll see,” Ponder said. “I kind of have an idea.”
It would really be surprising to see the Vikings bring in more competition considering that they drafted Ponder just a season ago and they still have Webb under contract. The would be wise to focus on building a better o-line and adding more weapons to the teams offense.