Not sure if this thread has discussed who the FA QBs will be next season, but Josh Freeman might not be a horrible guy to look at, and I think his deal is up after this season.
At the same time I am a bit realistic. If Ponder or Cassel were to take the helm and lead the Vikings to one or two playoff wins, I would consider it a successful season... with something to build upon for next year.
I don't subscribe to the "season is a failure unless you win the superbowl" philosophy like some people do. For instance, I consider last year a success - taking a 3-13 team and getting them into the playoffs with a 10-6 record the next season = successful season... with something to build upon for the next year. Regressing or failing to build upon that is a failure IMHO.
Accurate passer who excels in the short game.
Mobile QB who can buy time.
High completion percentage in the short game.
Concerns about his arm strength.
So basically he excels at the short game, stuggles with the long game.
Unfortunately, that is not what we need when we have the best running back in the league and questionable receivers. If we ad the best WR corp in the league and a questionable RB, then maybe he would be more successful.