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The Minnesota Vikings have a deadly, three-way quarterback conundrum on their hands. Christian Ponder, Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman have all played in 2013, and none have showed signs of staying-power as a franchise signal-caller.
Ponder, the team's 2011 first-round selection, has completed a career-high 63.7 percent of his passes this year, but he's tossed six touchdowns with nine interceptions and has a 74.9 rating. Essentially, he's yet to show noticeable development as a passer in his third NFL season.
Cassel was efficient in the win in London over the Pittsburgh Steelers as he threw for 248 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, after that, he was picked twice in a home loss to the Carolina Panthers.
After the severe lack of consistency the Vikings have gotten from their quarterbacks of late, it wouldn't be easy selling Cassel as the future to fans in Minnesota.
Josh Freeman was added in early October, but he signed just a one-year deal.
He was disastrous as the starter against the New York Giants and hasn't played since. It's not crazy to think he'll could play elsewhere in 2014.
So, where does that leave the Vikings at the quarterback spot?
If the team struggles down the stretch and finishes with only a few wins, could head coach Leslie Frazier and GM Rick Spielman be fired just a year after making the playoffs?
Regardless of who the coach and GM are, one of the top collegiate quarterback prospects will be high on Minnesota's priority list early in the draft.
The 2014 Vikings starter is clearly not on the roster. They'll continue their rebuild with a first-round rookie next season.