Adrian Peterson compares Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder


I admit, I’m one of those fans that supported Christian Ponder the entire time he was with the Minnesota Vikings.  I always hoped that something would ‘click’ in his head and he’d figure out the game.  Since then, Ponder has moved on and is now a free agent in the NFL and we’re looking at a new kind of quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater.

Fans and the media aren’t the only ones that see the potential in Teddy Bridgewater.  We’ve heard the praise about his leadership, intelligence and poise for quite a while now.  However, a recent statement from former NFL MVP and teammate of both Christian Ponder and Teddy Bridgewater had fans really interested.

Here is what Peterson said according to a tweet from ESPN’s Ben Goessling:

Sep 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) stretches in front of quarterback Christian Ponder (7) before the game with the Atlanta Falcons at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Fans on Twitter aren’t sure how to take this statement and neither am I.  Is this a dig on his former QB?  Or is this praise for his current one?  Either way, I feel as though Ponder has been kicked around enough that statements like this aren’t really necessary in today’s game.  Sometimes, draft picks just don’t work out.  It happens.  But there’s no use kicking a dead horse.

Personally, I still hope that Christian Ponder finds a great job within football.  Whether it is as a backup somewhere or as an analyst somewhere, he’s got the kind of personality that leads you to believe he can be successful.  Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are trying to find out if Teddy Bridgewater can be the future of the team, but has been struggling through 3 weeks.

I think my best course of action is to forget this quote even exists.  If I think about it for too long, my head might explode and then I won’t be here to write these articles.  This reminds me of a joke that Lewis Black likes to tell where he overhears someone say “If it weren’t for my horse, I wouldn’t have spent that year in college.”  I know what you’re talking about now, Mr. Black.

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