EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is giving quarterback Christian Ponder a big vote of confidence.
Spielman says “I have full, 100 percent belief that Christian Ponder’s going to be our quarterback heading into the future.” Spielman made the comments on Wednesday during a bye-week session with reporters.READ MORE: Kim Potter's Trial In Daunte Wright's Death Begins Wednesday: Here's How To Watch
Ponder is in his first full season as the Vikings starter, and second since he was a first-round draft choice in 2011. He has been up and down this year and twice failed to throw for more than 65 yards in a game. But he had a nice bounce-back last week in a win over Detroit that moved the Vikings to 6-4.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: System Setting Up Potential Snow Event Friday
Spielman says it’s important to remain patient with Ponder has he goes through a three-year development plan.MORE NEWS: Undefeated Gophers Getting Along Just Fine Under Ben Johnson
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