Originally written November 04, 2012 on Football Nation:
Good things come to those who wait.Unfortunately in today's National Football League it has become "Win NOW or Get Out!"Which is understandable, to a point.The point in question is about Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder, and his place in the franchise.The Vikings had a horrible season last year, leading to having the No. 3 overall draft pick this past April.The Vikings were smart, they took offensive tackle Matt Kalil from USC. Good call, guys.No, seriously, it was a good call to draft a franchise quality "blind side" tackle to protect their quarterback of the future, Christian Ponder. That's what he is, though, right?The fact is, in the 2011 Draft, Minnesota maneuvered and traded around so they could move up the draft board far enough. The Vikings were in desperate need of a franchise quarterback.Christian Ponder from Florida State? Come on down! The future of the Minnesota Vikings and the hearts and faith of Vikings fans everywhere, is now...
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