The Minnesota Vikings front office continues to do perplexing things at the quarterback position, and none of it reflects well on GM Rick Spielman, who has to know that he’s on his last legs in the Twin Cities (or at least he should be). Spielman stated earlier this month that the Vikings will keep Christian Ponder, who would make a great backup in this league, and add two more QBs this offseason, but it sounds like Ponder isn’t the only quarterback he would like to keep around. Josh Freeman is as good as gone after being signed for no apparent reason during the regular season, but it looks like Matt Cassel could be back after opting out of his contract with the Vikings a few weeks ago.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Ben Goessling, Spielman, in an interview with KFAN, revealed the Vikings scheduled meeting with Cassel’s agent today. He also stated that the Vikings still would like to keep Cassel around- as a backup- and it will be interesting to see how negotiations go.
All I can ask is, “Why?” Why on earth would the Vikings want to keep a limited, veteran backup when they already have a limited, young backup who isn’t going anywhere? This is a team that should be focused on adding two quarterbacks (one in the first-round and a Jimmy Garoppolo kind of passer later on) in the draft, as opposed to keeping Cassel along with Ponder.