Entire Vikings’ 2013 quarterback depth chart currently out of work

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In the 2014 draft, the Vikings traded back into the bottom of round one to stop the free-fall of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. It was the smartest move the franchise has made since drafting Adrian Peterson.

The wisdom of moving up for Bridgewater becomes even more clear in light of this fact from Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune:  None of the three quarterbacks on the team’s depth chart in 2013 currently has a job in the NFL.

All three had jobs on Friday; by Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET, Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel, and Josh Freeman had been cut. And none have found new homes.

There was a thought that the Texans could be interested in Cassel, given his connection to coach Bill O’Brien and the team’s affinity for former Tom Brady backups. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans aren’t interested.

It’s not clear whether anyone is interested in Cassel, Ponder, or Freeman. With the Eagles claiming Stephen Morris on waivers, the Dolphins claiming Logan Thomas, and the Browns bringing in Austin Davis, it’s not looking good for the three guys who, only two years ago, were gainfully employed by the Vikings.

For the Vikings, the team’s past relationship with those quarterbacks and current relationship with Bridgewater underscores the reality that there are two types of NFL teams: Those with franchise quarterbacks, and those desperately trying to find franchise quarterbacks. The Vikings rolled the dice on Ponder, Cassel, and Freeman in the hopes that any of them could become the guy who makes the team a year-in, year-out contender.

With Bridgewater, they may have found him. If so, it will have been worth the wait.

106 responses to “Entire Vikings’ 2013 quarterback depth chart currently out of work

  1. The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    Sounds time like you’re just bitter because your team has never won a championship. To say that “Superbowls” are all that count and any Championships prior to Superbowls don’t count is the most ignorant comment in the history of sports. The term Superbowl was brought in for media propagandizing, to make the name stand out and forced it to become the biggest CHAMPIONSHIP sporting event in the country. Don’t try and eliminate history because you’re butt-hurt about never winning one.

    ZERO.

  2. Who’s really surprised any of them aren’t on rosters? You people above in these comments are idiots if you believe Teddy will be a bust. Having AD by his side just makes his life that much easier and he’s more than accurate to hit his WRs in 1 on 1 coverage which he will be seeing a lot this season from teams loading the box to stop AD.

  3. Hard to tell whether Washington or Minny is the most pathetic franchise. They’re both awful though

  4. Looking forward to Teddy’s eventual regression.
    Can you regress from such a mediocre rookie season?

    And the face of this franchise is a child abuser, yet these fans will blindly sell out their dignity and moral compass to cheer him on. All for a lousy 7 wins this season.
    Sad. Pathetic and sad.

    And then they have the stupidity to wonder why the rest of the league laughs at them and their empty trophy case.

    The Green Bay Packers, better football for better people.

  5. Once Erin Rogers goes down once again for what is becoming his annual in season injury/vacation, Ted Thompson will more than likely be looking for a QB that he doesn’t have to pay much money for. One of them will probably end up in Green Bay – probably Ponder, because Cassell will have already been scooped up by some other team.

  6. You Teddy haters(Packer fans) can keep wasting your breath that Teddy will fail. I understand your fear though. We were a team that just was a QB away from being in the hunt. Now we got him, Teddy is for real. Oh, not to mention we also now have the grittiest ,hard nosed defensive coach in the league,Zimmer.Best rb in football. Ton of young talent and depth everywhere except oline. No Homer glasses here, the Vikings will be a very tough team to beat from now on. Win or lose against the vikings, your team will be in for fight.

  7. Niners are a train wreck. Don’t get too hyped up Vikings fans when you win handily in week 1. Instead you should worry about defenses stacking the box and daring Checkdown Teddy to throw deep. Because, um… He can’t.

  8. “To say that “Superbowls” are all that count and any Championships prior to Superbowls don’t count is the most ignorant comment in the history of sports. ”

    Yes and no. A lot of those older championships were when there were far fewer teams competing against each other and while difficult, it was nowhere near as hard as getting to and winning a modern Super Bowl.

    But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy the history of your team and its pre Super Bowl era success. It just plain wasn’t as hard to win thise as it is a Super Bowl

  9. Teddy won’t be a bust because of AP?

    Those guys looking for work also had AP….

    Get excited all you want but at the end of the day, the 5th round rookie for the Packers had a better pre-season against the same level talent Teddy did.

    127 Passer Rating with 7 TD’s for Hundley – a guy who’s the #3 on the Packers would IMMEDIATELY be a step up over TB. AP or not…

  10. None of the three quarterbacks on the team’s depth chart in 2013 currently has a job in the NFL.
    —————
    And neither will Bustwater in 2 years. So much delusional hype for a guy who put up worse stats than Tim Tebow’s first year as a starter.

    Teddy Bridgewater
    2014 GP: 13 TD’s Pass: 14 INT: 12 TD Rush: 1
    Playoff wins: 0

    Tim Tebow
    2011 GP: 14 TD’s Pass: 12 INT: 6 TD Rush: 6
    Playoff Wins: 1

  11. wafflestomp says:
    Sep 7, 2015 11:01 AM
    Looking forward to Teddy’s eventual regression.
    Can you regress from such a mediocre rookie season?
    ———-
    I know what you mean. I mean, he was 6-10 that first year starting, AFTER sitting on the bench and learning from a hall of famer. Oh wait, no he wasn’t. That was YOUR QB, Aaron Rodgers.

  12. h0metownzero says:
    Sep 7, 2015 11:07 AM
    How long are you expecting this years crop of Viking losers to remain gainfully employed?

    ———————————–

    And yet, they’re all millions of times more successful than you. Don’t worry, they’re not coming for your position in the drive through window, you’ve got that on lock down. Keep up the dream, I support your fight for $15.

  13. Once Erin Rogers goes down once again for what is becoming his annual in season injury/vacation,
    ——————
    Very odd thing to say about a guy who only missed extensive time ONCE due to a broken bone in his 7 year career as a starter. Do you just make things up as you go along?

    Yet Teddy B in his first year couldn’t play through a boo-boo on his ankle his first year. Bad sign.

  14. cribbage12 says:
    Sep 7, 2015 11:07 AM
    Niners are a train wreck. Don’t get too hyped up Vikings fans when you win handily in week 1. Instead you should worry about defenses stacking the box and daring Checkdown Teddy to throw deep. Because, um… He can’t.
    ———
    It never gets old when you completely ignore the actual stats and just write lies. Highly entertaining. Then again, I’m guessing that’s better than coming to grips with your real life.

  15. Yes and no. A lot of those older championships were when there were far fewer teams competing against each other and while difficult, it was nowhere near as hard as getting to and winning a modern Super Bowl.
    —————-
    Smaller league with fewer teams means less dillulted talent. So…it stands to reason that every team had far more talent from top to bottom because they had more of the top tier college players to fill their rosters.

  16. a couple cheeseheads have commented on how good their 3rd string QB is. They better hope so because with their turnstile offensive line of back ups I don’t see 31 yr old Aaron staying upright all season and without him the pack is a 500 team at best

  17. You can lay much of the long term QB problems on Childress. It began with his insistence for years that Tarvaris Jackson was an NFL quarterback. That eventually led to short terms fixes such as Favre and then desperation moves like McNabb and then grabbing Ponder too early in the draft. The Vikings quarterback situation is now the best it’s probably been since the Tarkenton era, with a young QB off a successful rookie year, an established veteran backup, and now another promising rookie that can step in as a backup after this season. The offensive line is now the biggest question for the upcoming season, but that’s much easier to remedy than finding a franchise QB.

  18. You say, “With Bridgewater, they may have found him. If so, it will have been worth the wait.”

    You imply that the jury is out on Bridgewater here with “may have found him,” while also confidently asserting that he “will have been worth wait.” So which is it? Are you sold on Bridgewater or not? Or are you just saying that if we ever do find a franchise quarterback, just be virtue of it being a franchise quarterback, that it makes up for all those years of misery? What if he ends up being a middling franchise quarterback and never wins anything (à la Tony Romo)? Will it “have been worth the wait”?

  19. I know what you mean. I mean, he was 6-10 that first year starting, AFTER sitting on the bench and learning from a hall of famer. Oh wait, no he wasn’t. That was YOUR QB, Aaron Rodgers.
    ————-
    Now go look at that team, including Rodgers performance and tell me that he was the one responsible for the 6 losses and not the horrible ST’s and Defense.

    This would be like a dream season for Teddy B. Unattainable…but a dream season nonetheless.

    Aaron Rodgers 2008
    4038yds, 32TD’s, 13 INT’s

  20. I looked over the plans for the Vikings’ new stadium and I can’t find the display case for their Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies.

    Oh, well. If you Vikings fans want to see what they look like, take a quick drive over to Green Bay. They have four.

    BTW, hate to say it, but Bridgewater looks like he’s going to be a very good quarterback.

  21. I like how pundits state TB will be hitting MW deep as if its a given. Even though WM looks flat footed with gator arms when he is deep.

  22. a couple cheeseheads have commented on how good their 3rd string QB is. They better hope so because with their turnstile offensive line of back ups
    ——————
    Another odd thing to say by a Vikings fan about an O-line that was Top 3 last year in every category, including #1 in pass protection. It really is humorous to watch casual NFL fans like most Vikings fans just make up their own fiction rather than look at the facts.

  23. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Sep 7, 2015 10:51 AM

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    000000000000

    Wrong on both counts. The Chiefs have never been NFL champs. They were in the AFL in 1969, Impossible for them to be NFL champs.

    Vikings NFL champs in 1969

    3 NFC championships so much for your zero championships.

  24. Ponder doesn’t have the mental toughness to overcome is average skills. I’m not shocked he’s unemployed, but his age and experience will land him a spot somewhere soon. It’s inevitable.

    Cassel is more of a surprise. He’s played at a high level before. Consistency is his issue and losing the turnover battle usually means losing the game. Part of me thinks he didn’t want to be in Buffalo. I like the Bills, but not the clown coaching them.

    Crack on T. Bridgewater all you want. No one really knows how it’s going to go, but Packer fans are praying for the worst. If he’s good, you’re cooked.

  25. It’s kind of a shame that the Packers have to wait until week 11 to utterly destroy and demoralize the Vikings.

    Coming into the Packers game, the Vikings will be sitting at a solid 2 – 7 or maybe even 3 – 6 with a little luck; which means all these kids will have already retreated to the basement for Madden and Teddy Grahams. They will not be missed.

  26. Man how times have changed. No Viking fan can realistically argue that our QBs didn’t suck in 2013. Drafting/trading for QBs is a documented crap-shoot, and the Vikes have just not had the same luck as teams like the Pack — in fact, that’s the difference between the two teams.

    We now have a QB that doesn’t suck, not near as good as the top 10 QBs yet, but he doesn’t suck. Let the Viking obsessed cheesers howl bustwater and checkdown all they want, but they know damn well he won’t be a bust.

    On the checkdown thing anyone with half a brain can look at the stats and see that Teddy’s 20 yard and under attempts/completions averaged about 65% while Rodgers averaged about 63% — not exactly a huge difference — but what fun is that?

  27. Packer fans keep running their mouths because they are scared. They know Teddy is the truth and Zimmer is a top 5 coach in the NFL. The funniest thing about the packers is they’ve had Favre and now Rodgers, like 25 years in a row of the top QB play in the league and they only have 2 championships to show for it. Packers are a failed dynasty and their karmic return to the basement is coming.

  28. fmc651 says:
    Sep 7, 2015 12:00 PM
    1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Sep 7, 2015 10:51 AM

    The Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    000000000000

    Wrong on both counts. The Chiefs have never been NFL champs. They were in the AFL in 1969, Impossible for them to be NFL champs.

    Vikings NFL champs in 1969

    3 NFC championships so much for your zero championships.

    ____________________________________

    A Championship he is referring to is the final game of the season, not a conference championship which are the only championships the Vikings have ever one. The Vikings won an NFL or (NFCC) Championship in 1969, but the Chiefs won the Superbowl that year against the Vikings and that is an NFL Championship, the one he’s talking about.

    Don’t get mad, just accept it an move on. The Vikings don’t have any Championships, period.

  29. It’s hard to hate on Teddy. A humble, soft spoken kid who is a member of his church’s choir. Never sniffed trouble in his life. He took time out of his life to take a fan to her high school prom. His mom is a cancer survivor. Even Xavier Rhodes said that if Teddy is mad at you, there is something wrong with YOU.

    It’s hard to hate on Teddy but the so called “better people” of WI can’t stop hating on the kid. Between hating TB and making fun of a roofer dying at the stadium, you fans are really classy. Meanwhile, Erin can’t stop whining about everything.

  30. I don’t feel bad about the years of quarterback purgatory because everything that happened in the past led up to the moment Teddy Bridgewater was drafted. If they would have picked Andy Dalton instead of Christian Ponder, we would be in much worse shape than we are today. The future is bright. Keep the comments coming, Packer fans, because each negative comment makes reality so much sweeter.

  31. Please continue the high-and-mighty-Green Bay-can’t-fail troll routine cabbage. It’ll be all the sweeter when Minnesota takes command of the division. That might or might not happen, but if it does you and the other Packtrolls will be the ones missing. We KNOW the Packers are worried. They should be.

  32. cribbage12 says:
    Sep 7, 2015 11:07 AM
    Niners are a train wreck. Don’t get too hyped up Vikings fans when you win handily in week 1. Instead you should worry about defenses stacking the box and daring Checkdown Teddy to throw deep. Because, um… He can’t.
    ———
    It never gets old when you completely ignore the actual stats and just write lies. Highly entertaining. Then again, I’m guessing that’s better than coming to grips with your real life.
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    Somebody’s getting a little worried when the real Bridgewater is exposed. Can’t say I blame you. And I live in the Bay Area and read about the Niners every day. Half my friends are Raiders fans and half Niner fans and the hope/despair scale had rightfully tipped 180-degrees this year. Niners should be an easy win for MN. If not, start worrying. And you can stop with the lies comments. They’re opinions. Learn the difference. And stop being so defensive. It’s not manly.

  33. It’s hard to hate on Teddy. A humble, soft spoken kid who is a member of his church’s choir. Never sniffed trouble in his life. He took time out of his life to take a fan to her high school prom. His mom is a cancer survivor. Even Xavier Rhodes said that if Teddy is mad at you, there is something wrong with YOU.
    ————-
    Sounds like he will be a great missionary when his career flames out in 2 years. Christian Ponder and Tim Tebow were very lovable guys as well. Doesn’t mean they are cut out to be NFL QB’s.

  34. As a realistic Vikings fan I believe we finish the season 6-10 or 7-9 with plenty of upside but not enough experience to win the games deep in the fourth quarter. Two reasons that stick out are that the Vikings had an easy schedule with the NFC South having anyone in that division finishing above .500. We barely beat Washington and New York had to go into overtime. Second reason is that we finished 1-5 in our division. I know those game were really close and one wasn’t (@GB.) We want to see the playoffs we have to be at least 4-2 in the division in which i don’t see that happening especially in and at home against Greenbay and winning in Solider field. Also, with a tougher schedule this season another problem is that our offensive line is in shambles with the whole right side with rookies or non-starters.

    We will be a better team as the defense gels and the line gets better or upgraded and Teddy still blossoming into an elite quarterback but no playoffs or a winning record this season.

  35. tlepar38 says:
    Sep 7, 2015 12:49 PM
    Green Bay Packers…. Better football for fat, drunken slobs.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    …….twice per year!

  36. Minnesota’s QB lineup represent the whole team,
    Yes We have gotten that GOOD That QUICKLY!
    Minnesota is the fastest team in the League
    with the Best Coach.
    Green Bay closed the season looking like the
    Winded Dogs they are!

  37. vikingcheesegrater says:
    Sep 7, 2015 11:01 AM

    Once Erin Rogers goes down once again for what is becoming his annual in season injury/vacation,
    ———————————

    If I were a betting man, I’d put money on a 30 year old RB who has only had 21 carries since January 2013 to fall victim to a serious injury over a QB with a top 5 O-line.

    I’m sure Adrienne Peterson is in excellent shape, but you seriously have to wonder if he is in “football” shape. The dude may not even be available to play when the Vikings and Packers meet for the first time this year.

  38. Just thought I’d leave this here:

    Packers 3rd string QB: Brett Hundley
    45/65 69.2% 630 yards, (9.7 avg) 7TD 1INT

    Vikings 1st String QB:
    29/35 82.9% 8.8 avg – 295 ards 1TD 0 INT

    So, with about 53% of the attempts, Bridgewater managed about 47% of the yards as Hundley, and about 14% of the Touchdowns.

  39. whynotjustadmitit says:
    Sep 7, 2015 10:45 AM

    Teddy completed something like 84% of his passes this preseason. Pick your poison when AD lines up.

    Vikings 34
    Niners 20
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    You realize that he did it against 2nd and 3rd string defenses, right?

  40. Just thought I’d leave this here:

    Packers 3rd string QB: Brett Hundley
    45/65 69.2% 630 yards, (9.7 avg) 7TD 1INT

    Vikings 1st String QB:
    29/35 82.9% 8.8 avg – 295 ards 1TD 0 INT

    So, with about 53% of the attempts, Bridgewater managed about 47% of the yards as Hundley, and about 14% of the Touchdowns.
    ——–
    Great point. Except your QB did it against guys that aren’t in the NFL after this last week. But we would all be happy to see him play in the regular season.

  41. . And you can stop with the lies comments. They’re opinions. Learn the difference.
    —–
    You keep calling him “check down Teddy”. How is that an opinion? Simple stats shows you to be either a liar or just plain wrong. Not much of an opinion there slick.

  42. If I were a betting man, I’d put money on a 30 year old RB who has only had 21 carries since January 2013 to fall victim to a serious injury over a QB with a top 5 O-line.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Problem is your Defense, they either…
    Give up, Get Tired, weren’t any good to begin with.
    better take all your team pictures before the Vikings game, all those cleat marks really mess up a picture.

  43. Hundley played against guys getting a second look, amongst third and fourth stringers. But imagine if Rodgers, or Brees, or Manning, or Luck, or Brady had played against those same second, third, and fourth tier players…….Hundley had numbers like that, while getting it down with second, third, and fourth tier players on HIS side of the ball.

    His effort and skill sets cannot be easily dismissed with a wave of the hand and a “yeah, but” chortle. If Rodgers goes down, the Packers do not. That’s what it means.

    What if Bridgewater goes down?

  44. conormacleod says:
    Sep 7, 2015 4:15 PM
    Great point. Except your QB did it against guys that aren’t in the NFL after this last week. But we would all be happy to see him play in the regular season.
    //////////////////////////////

    Following your logic, why didn’t every QB that played in the preseason have numbers like Hundley’s?

    Because Hundley demonstrated unique talent, that’s why. Which is the point.

    And be careful what you wish for. You’ll see him if Rodgers goes down. Who will we see if Bridgewater goes down?

  45. cheeseisfattening says:
    Sep 7, 2015 5:59 PM
    Green Bay Packer football
    Soft football for fat people
    /////////////////////////////////////////

    I have a feeling this guy is fat. Nobody talks about it as much as him, without the obsessive self-loathing that goes with it.

  46. Whenever Viking fans give up in defeat after getting kicked to the curb time after time, they inevitably go back to the tried-and-true ammunition of insults and putdowns.

    Their team of choice cannot provide them with bragging rights on any level whatsoever on the field-of-play, so they have nothing else to respond with.

    Insults and putdowns. The only ammunition of Viking fans……..because the Packers own the Vikings.

  47. Well Tebow’s first year as a starter is better than Bridgewater’s first year. So maybe….just maybe it might be time to pump the breaks on the hype?
    ———————————————

    No. It wasn’t. Go say that to anyone else that isn’t a Packer or Tebow fan, and you’ll be laughed out of the room. Just saying he’s better because the touchdown and interception numbers for the two are similar is completely short-sighted and wrong.

  48. bonesawisready says:
    Sep 7, 2015 2:31 PM
    Please keep telling us all about how great of a GM Spielman is. A GM on any other team in this league with his track record would have been fired years ago.
    ——–
    Years ago? Funny, he’s only been the GM since 2012 and look where the team is headed.

  49. Not only was Tebow more productive than Bridgewater his first year as a starter, but he lead his team to a higher offensive ranking (23rd vs. 27th) than Bridgewater, more regular season wins and more playoff wins.
    ——
    Which means he did better than Rodgers as well. So what’s your point?

  50. Insults and putdowns. The only ammunition of Viking fans……..because the Packers own the Vikings.
    —–
    The NFL was created in 1995 according to this guy.

  51. Following your logic, why didn’t every QB that played in the preseason have numbers like Hundley’s?

    Because Hundley demonstrated unique talent, that’s why. Which is the point.

    And be careful what you wish for. You’ll see him if Rodgers goes down. Who will we see if Bridgewater goes down?
    —-
    You missed the point. Not surprising. My post was a response to more Packer drivel about how Hundley did better than TB in preseason. And everybody that s not a Packer fan will be happy as hell to face Hundley!

    Btw: Sean Hill is the Vikings backup. And I’ll take him over Hundley too.

  52. His effort and skill sets cannot be easily dismissed with a wave of the hand and a “yeah, but” chortle. If Rodgers goes down, the Packers do not. That’s what it means.
    —-
    Your team is 3-13 without Rodgers. You find me ONE expert that says otherwise.

  53. Great point. Except your QB did it against guys that aren’t in the NFL after this last week.
    —————–
    Actually that’s not true. He played against the starters in Week 3.
    ——-
    Isn’t that the week your team got the crap kicked out of them against Philly???

  54. Talking preseason stats has nothing to do with this coming week. Every teams 3rd string QBs are all the same. They are 3rd string QBS.
    Teddy Bridgewater has the one thing that all coaches look for, poise. Making good plays when needed and throwing away one that lead to trouble are what coaches look at more that the couple of great one during a game. Teddy has coaches and coordinators that believe in him and that translates into confidence in himself.
    Rip on the Vikings all you want but this is a team on the rise. Vikings now have solid coaches and young talent for the future. Coaching staff will not make excuses and demand you play at the highest level you are capable of.
    It is something the Vikings have not had since the days of Grant & Burns.
    Teddy may not have the strongest arm, but he doesn’t panic and rarely does stupid things. The coaches have confidence in him, his team mates have confidence in him. That just gives him more in himself.
    The Packers booted Brett Favre out of town because the coaches and team had all the confidence in Rodgers. Look what that brought them. A winning team.
    The Viking – Packer rivalry will soon not be a one sided affair.
    I love to hunt in Wisconsin for deer- I hate hunting in Wisconsin because it’s filled with Packer fans ( just talking smack)
    Packer fans your 3rd string QB might be able to start on a team in the NFC south, but not on the Vikings.

  55. conormacleod says:
    Sep 7, 2015 9:29 PM
    What happens if Teddy gets hurt?
    ——
    Sean Hill plays.

    What happens if AR gets hurt?!!

    —–

    Scott Tolzien or Brett Hundley play.

    And they at least tie the Vikings (but probably win)

  56. conormacleod says:
    Sep 7, 2015 9:14 PM

    Not only was Tebow more productive than Bridgewater his first year as a starter, but he lead his team to a higher offensive ranking (23rd vs. 27th) than Bridgewater, more regular season wins and more playoff wins.
    ——_____________________________
    My God are Packer fans that desperate that they are making T-bone comparisons? Seriously?
    Teddy made steady improvement in each game he played in, ended up playing as well or better than anybody, His Off season has seen him bulk up 15 pounds of muscle, he has continued right where he left off, even better.
    This is going to be a very exciting team, the Offense has the patience to control the games
    with long drives so the Packers better practice those Hail Marys for the time your Pathetic Defense gives them the ball.
    Rodgers had better put on his high tops because he is going to be running for his life with one decent receiver on your team.

  57. What kinds of losers spend this much time trolling other teams articles just so they can hurl lies and insults at another teams fans. Really? The most pathetic thing in your life is staring at you in the mirror. The fact that most of these losers appear to be packer fans says a lot. I don’t troll other teams sites but if I did I doubt that I would see nearly as much of this childish and immature behavior like this from other fans. Get a life.

  58. The biggest digression I have seen this year started against Seattle and appears to be gaining steam after losing badly to Pittsburgh and getting destroyed by Philly in the first quarter. You don’t have to be a genius to see who is truly in a state of digression and who is on the rise.

  59. Cassel was resigned by Buffalo which sucks for our Vikings. We have the worst QB trio in the NFL!!

    Oh well, there’s always next year!

  60. Quarterback Quality = AR > TB > Sean Hill > Taylor Heinicke > Scott Talzine > Hundley.

    I’d take any of the Vikings QBs over GB’s backups. If both teams go to backups, Vikings can make the playoffs (we proved that with Ponder), the Packers don’t win more than 4 games…they’ve proved that as well.

  61. Nicearianil985 says:
    Sep 8, 2015 11:09 AM
    Cassel was resigned by Buffalo which sucks for our Vikings. We have the worst QB trio in the NFL!!

    Oh well, there’s always next year!

    In case you did not understand the point of the article it was about how much stronger the vikings are at the QB position than they were in 2013.

    Nice try Cheesehead. I think I hear your mother calling you. Shouldn’t children your age be in school?

  62. Since 1999 the vikings have drafted Tarvaris Jackson(traded up), Tyler Thigpen, John David Booty(traded up), Joe Webb, Christian Ponder, Theodore Bridgewater.

    Also since 1999 they traded for Brooks Bollinger, Kelly Holcomb, Sage Rosenfels, and Donovan McNabb.

    During that time they have signed Bubby Brister, Romero Miller, Spurgeon Wynn, J. T. O’Sullivan, Todd Bouman, Gus Frerotte, Brad Johnson, Koy Detmer, Brett Favre, Shaun Hill (x 2), Matt Cassel, Josh Freeman, Mike Kafka, Taylor Heinicke.

    I probably missed some and to them I apologize.

    Given the vikings recent and franchise track record with QB’s one really should take a “wait and see” attitude with their current group.

  63. You’d have similar lists of “who is that?” players for any team. Many QB’s get drafted later in drafts, or brought in as rookie free agents that don’t make the team and many teams bring in veteran backups for worst case scenarios. Every team wants to find the franchise QB, sometimes you misfire. Sometimes, like with TeddyB, you hit a rich vein of gold.

  64. Good luck Vikings fans, I am a Packers fan that is pretty much disgusted with the constant fact-less trolling that both fan-bases do on this site. So sick of it. Teddy is better than Tebow, whoever said that is just trolling, they don’t believe it, no need to respond and ridicule all Packers fans for believing that. Sick of the shots at our defense that is no worse than the Vikings defense. So sick of hearing “if Rodgers goes down then what”, like you are praying for it.

    I hope both teams are healthy when they play, should be a good divisional game. I am not scared of the Vikings at all like some Vikings posters think of Packers fans. I come here to possibly have a football discussion but I give up. It is just one-up-manship trolling back and forth, with both sides complaining about the obsessed trolls for the other team. I do think there are way more Vikings troll on Packers articles, not being biased, just observing.

  65. purplepackerhater says:
    Sep 8, 2015 2:01 PM
    If both teams go to backups, Vikings can make the playoffs (we proved that with Ponder), the Packers don’t win more than 4 games…they’ve proved that as well.
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    When Rodgers was out, a fourth-string street-agent walk-on brought them back from a sixteen point halftime deficit against the Vikings. This in effect was a win. The Bears held all tie-breakers with the Packers. The tie/win against the Vikings earned the Packers another division title.

    I hate it when facts get in the way of dreams, don’t you?

  66. I just can’t get over the fact that stellar thinks Glenn Hundley is as good as Aaron Rodgers, all on the basis of preseason stats. I didn’t see him hyping Teddy last year, when he had 5 TDs and 0 Ints in the preseason. If preseason stats are so important, why is Tolzien the backup instead of Hundley?

  67. stellarperformance says:
    Sep 8, 2015 4:24 PM

    When Rodgers was out, a fourth-string street-agent walk-on brought them back from a sixteen point halftime deficit against the Vikings. This in effect was a win. The Bears held all tie-breakers with the Packers. The tie/win against the Vikings earned the Packers another division title.

    I hate it when facts get in the way of dreams, don’t you?
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    Here’s a fact that will give you nightmares: This ain’t the 2013 Vikings. The Vikings aren’t trotting out the QB who just got cut by the Raiders anymore. They aren’t bringing the 31st-ranked defense anymore, either.

    So congratulations, if Rodgers gets hurt, the Packers will be just good enough to tie a team without a legitimate quarterback or defense.

  68. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Sep 8, 2015 4:51 PM
    So congratulations, if Rodgers gets hurt, the Packers will be just good enough to tie a team without a legitimate quarterback or defense.
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    I guess we’ll see, if it becomes necessary. Your predicting a Packer downfall in the absence of Rodgers is no more worthy an opinion than Bridgewater being the Vikings savior, finally. You think so, I don’t. I think the Packers are difficult to beat without Rodgers (if necessary,) you don’t. Wow……that’s a news flash, huh? Only time will tell.

  69. Packers are 9-1-1 against the Vikings this decade, and Viking fans think we’re scared of the Vikings. Comical.

  70. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Sep 8, 2015 10:44 PM

    Packers are 9-1-1 against the Vikings this decade, and Viking fans think we’re scared of the Vikings. Comical.

    Wait, Favre played against the Packers in 2009 twice and beat them twice. I guess the Pack faithful won’t count 2009 as part of the last decade.

  71. The Viking fans keep repeating…”Oh, if you didn’t have Rodgers, you’d be as bad as you were in the 70’s and 80’s!!”

    Nobody knows if that might be true and I don’t want to find out, but in head-to-head battles between the Packers and Vikings throughout two decades of play in the 70’s and 80’s, not only did Minnesota accomplish nothing in the vacuum, the teams went 14-5 and 15-4 respectively, with one tie.

    The Vikings were better than the Packers in head-to-head games during the darkest period in Green Bay history……a total of one game.

    Impressive.

  72. normvanbrocklin says:
    Sep 9, 2015 2:18 PM

    usdcoyotesfan says:
    Sep 8, 2015 10:44 PM

    Packers are 9-1-1 against the Vikings this decade, and Viking fans think we’re scared of the Vikings. Comical.

    Wait, Favre played against the Packers in 2009 twice and beat them twice. I guess the Pack faithful won’t count 2009 as part of the last decade.

    In the “last” decade, the Packers are 14-6-1 against the Vikings.

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