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For all of the negatives surrounding this team, one thing they do have is a ton of playmakers.
Although he doesn't have Aaron Rodgers throwing him the football, wide receiver Greg Jennings is still a special talent. After signing a five-year deal this offseason worth up to $47.5 million, Jennings was brought in to give Christian Ponder a reliable target who could make plays with the ball in his hands.
Three weeks into the season, things weren't going Jennings' way. Although he seemed to be getting open, Ponder struggled to get him the football.
In Week 4 against Pittsburgh, though, things changed. With Matt Cassel replacing Ponder, Jennings exploded for the biggest game of his short Minnesota career. While Jennings still was targeted just four times against the Steelers, he caught three passes for 92 yards and hauled in two touchdowns, showing that he's still dangerous after the catch.
Of course, the same could be said for guys like Cordarrelle Patterson, Jerome Simpson and, of course, Adrian Peterson.
Heading into this season, most Viking fans understood that how well Ponder played was going determine how successful this team would be. With plenty of dynamic targets floating around this offense, the time is now for offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave to find additional ways to get these guys the ball in space.
Whoever the QB is.