Vikings, Christian Ponder agree to terms

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The Minnesota Vikings have their first-round draft pick — and, they hope, their franchise quarterback of the future — in the fold.

Christian Ponder has agreed to a four-year, $11 million deal with the Vikings, agent Jimmy Sexton told Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press.

Ponder, a quarterback from Florida State, should be able to get to training camp today, and get to work backing up — and eventually unseating — Donovan McNabb.

27 responses to “Vikings, Christian Ponder agree to terms

  1. I saw film of Cam Newton entering the Panther camp, and he’s already preening like he’s a cultural icon. I suspect Ponder is going to take a much more serious and humble approach to his first year. I think Newton’s in for a real taste of reality this year, just like Clausen was last year.

    Indeed, Clausen’s walking without the entitlement swagger he had last year entering Panther training camp, and though I don’t care much for Clausen, at this time I find him a lot less annoying than Cam Newton, who appears to be so full of himself he’s on the verge of popping.

  2. When Christian Ponder thinks long and hard about something, does he say that he is “me-ing” the subject?

  3. tecmobowl34 says:
    Jul 31, 2011 12:53 PM
    I can’t believe this noodle arm is on an NFL roster. Oh wait, it’s the Vikings, so yeah, I can
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    Hahaha…why you mad at the Vikings? So many haters for a team that’s supposed to “finish last in the NFC North”. I love it…keep hating cause it shows you’re nervous about the Vikes.

  4. Christian Ponder will be the starting QB next year when the franchise moves to California under the moniker “The L.A. Stab Wounds”

  5. Uh Oh !

    Get ready for McBaby to cry and moan about signing another quarterback to the roster. Maybe the Vikes will keep Ponder on the practice squad this year to keep McBaby from getting his feelings hurt.

  6. contra74 says: Jul 31, 2011 2:21 PM

    tecmobowl34 says:
    Jul 31, 2011 12:53 PM
    I can’t believe this noodle arm is on an NFL roster. Oh wait, it’s the Vikings, so yeah, I can
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    Hahaha…why you mad at the Vikings? So many haters for a team that’s supposed to “finish last in the NFC North”. I love it…keep hating cause it shows you’re nervous about the Vikes.

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    nah, just love poking sticks at an overly-sensitive fanbase

  7. romosexualtendencies69 says:
    Jul 31, 2011 2:40 PM
    Christian Ponder will be the starting QB next year when the franchise moves to California under the moniker “The L.A. Stab Wounds”
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    OOOOOOHHHH another person taking shots at the vikings moving to LA. Cant take you serious with your name bro.

  8. “Hahaha…why you mad at the Vikings? So many haters for a team that’s supposed to “finish last in the NFC North”. I love it…keep hating cause it shows you’re nervous about the Vikes.”

    To put things in perspective, as a Lions fan, I don’t think you’ll find any of us who are nervous of the Vikes.

    Yes, the fans of a team that went 0-16 are laughing at the Vikings right now.

  9. Ponder may not survive camp without surgery on his, already, very weak arm. If he unseats McNabb, I will bounce to MINN from NC on my head. The Vikings GM may lose his job behind this pick. Poder was the second best QB on his on team. What a joke.

  10. @Thousandcasts

    Let’s see if your team can protect Matt Stafford long enough to keep him from getting injured once again before you start talking crap. The Lions have some good pieces, but haven’t proven anything yet. Until they do they still are and always will be the laughingstock of the NFL.

  11. I love Lions fans coming to Vikings threads and talking crap….. Reminds me of Kitna after that 6-0 start a few years back.

  12. As A Packer Fan; I haven’t seen him play yet in the NFL so I’ll hold back my trash talk….

    but can someone get him a t-shirt for once….it’s like watching jersey shore or something…

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