Put every NFL general manager who doesn't have a franchise quarterback on the hot seat.
In the Minnesota Vikings' case, you amp up the pressure when you have already made a questionable decision on a quarterback like Christian Ponder a few years ago.
Vikings GM Rick Spielman made the move for Ponder at No. 12 overall in 2011, but all they have gotten is a guy who looks destined to be a career backup.
Spielman told the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Master Tesfatsion:
Christian will be here; I don't anticipate anything—him not being here. Right now we're looking at quarterbacks, so we would say we don't have that position solidified. I know Christian does have the physical abilities to do it, but for whatever reason things haven't come together for him.
So, it is back to the drawing board at the most important position. If the draft goes quarterback-heavy in the top five with the likes of Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles flying off the board, things will get difficult for Spielman and the Vikings at No. 8.
Spielman sounded like he was ready to go back to the well in the draft, if he can, telling Tesfatsion:
We really felt, coming out of the playoffs [after the 2012 season], and the way Christian was playing, because he played well toward the end of the season—he started out strong, and went in that dip, and started to come, that, 'Hey, this is a second-year guy that's on the come,' and...[he] didn't carry over last year. That's going to make us look and re-evaluate that position. ...
Everybody's going to be heavily involved in that quarterback decision. Again, I will take the full responsibility for that decision that's ever made, but we are going to do it as a group and everybody's got to be sold on that player.
You've just got to keep getting up there and trying to keep turning it over to try and find that right combination and that right quarterback for your franchise. We're going to be aggressive to try to do that to try to get that position right.
Again, good luck, particularly at No. 8. Spielman might have to move up again to pick a quarterback.
His career depends on it. Eventually time runs out.