I understand that many of us want the Vikings to draft Robert Griffin III this year. I understand. He's an exciting prospect at the most important position in football. Ponder showed some promise but did not have a good first year.
It is time to give this dream up. It is not going to happen. The Vikings are about as likely to take Andrew Luck this year as they are to draft Griffin. Bill Barnwell of Grantland explains...
And the reality is that teams just don't draft quarterbacks with back-to-back first-rounders. It's only happened once since the merger, and there were some pretty strong extenuating circumstances. The Colts chose John Elway with the first pick of the 1983 draft, but only after Art Schlichter, the fourth overall pick of the 1982 draft, was suspended indefinitely for gambling on football during his rookie year. So expect Gabbert and Ponder to get at least one more season under center before their teams consider parting ways with them.
The Vikings are not going to give up on Ponder after one year. Speculating about Griffin is fun, but ultimately pointless for fans of the Vikings. Let's get excited about drafting Matt Kalil instead.