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Vikings offseason snapshot: the quarterbacks

Over the next two weeks, we will take a position-by-position look at where the Vikings stand heading into the offseason after their 7-9 season in 2014. Today, we start with the quarterbacks. The Vikings entered training camp last July with three quarterbacks and little certainty as to which one would start the season behind center. The team two months prior had selected Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd pick in the draft, and inconsistent veterans Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder returned. Head coach Mike Zimmer declared that it would be a three-way camp competition, but if...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Dec 29, 2014
Vikings quarterbacks headed in different directions

Vikings quarterbacks headed in different directions

Vikings quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder removed belongings from their lockers Monday. Ponder had a lot more work to do.

Christian Ponder exits Vikings likely for the last time

Christian Ponder walked out of Winter Park likely for the last time in his career. He’s not closing the door on returning, but Ponder was realistic about the quarterback situation as he packed up his locker after four seasons with the Vikings. The unrestricted free agent likely won’t return with the Vikings already having their future quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, and a veteran, Matt Cassel, returning next season. “The emotional part is saying goodbye to a lot of people,” Ponder said. “I feel like I’ve built some great relationships with people the past four years, and this has...

Counting Snaps: Vikings 13, Bears 9

Thoughts while counting snaps from Sunday’s 13-9 win over the Bears at TCF Bank Stadium … OFFENSIVE SNAPS: 62. QUARTERBACKS: Teddy Bridgewater 62, Christian Ponder DNP. Thoughts: It looked like an easy throw when the Bears blew a coverage and simply didn’t cover Adam Thielen down the right sideline with the Vikings leading by three points early in the third quarter. But those were the kind of deep throws that Bridgewater was missing earlier this season. He was over-thinking and/or trying to steer the ball, rather than “feeling” the play, as receiver Greg Jennings has taught him....

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