Ponder was worth the bet. But sometimes "great" draft picks don't pan out, and you need to move on. Why he is still our starter is beyond me. This week should have been Freeman with Cassel as the back up, and Ponder getting them coffee.

He seems like a good guy, and I truly hope he finds a team that can fix his problems. He is obviously not going to find answers in Minnesota. The departure is needed for both sides.