Franchise quarterbacks are a rare commodity in today’s NFL. Many teams go years or even decades (see Chicago Bears) without finding a consistent and talented leader at the position. The Minnesota Vikings have had as much trouble as any team finding a keeper at QB. Since the team began in 1961 only three quarterbacks, Fran Tarkenton, Tommy Kramer, and Daunte Culpepper, have started at QB for more than three years in a row.
Whether or not Christian Ponder will be added to this short list depends largely on two things. First, Ponder must stay healthy. Injuries are already a concern for the young QB who missed a playoff game against the Green Bay Packers due to deep bruising in his right triceps.… Read more