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Ponder will not demand a trade out of Minnesota

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The Minnesota Vikings have had a quarterback flux this season.

They started the season with Christian Ponder, then went to Matt Cassell. Now, this weekend, newly acquired Josh Freeman will get his first start with the team after signing with the team earlier this month.

Christian Ponder (Getty Images)

Christian Ponder (Getty Images)

While Ponder has not played in several weeks, he has not demanded a trade. With Freeman being named the Vikings quarterback moving forward, he has an uncertain future.

“I have to figure out what’s best for me and everything and for this team,” Ponder said Wednesday. “I don’t know if that’s staying here or going somewhere else.”

He is being paid $1,298,518 this season, before making $1,760,277 in the final year of his rookie contract. He will be a free agent after the 2014 season, and with his future up in the air, it does not appear like he will re-sign with the team moving forward.

He played in the first three games of the season. He completed 59-of-100 passes for 691 yards. He had two touchdowns to five interceptions.

Just 10 days ago, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said that Ponder had a bright future with the team. However, Frazier would not go in depth about Ponder’s future.


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