The Minnesota Vikings need a quarterback. That much is not a secret.
Matt Cassel is a serviceable, short-term answer, but cannot be counted on to lead the Vikings beyond next season. He played in all five Vikings wins last season and will enter the 2014 season as the starter.
The only other quarterback on the roster is Christian Ponder. He has been given two and a half years to prove he can be the Vikings starter. It never happened and he is on the verge of being cut. It is hard to imagine the Vikings being able to keep him and Cassel after last season’s debacle.
The Vikings could start the season with Cassel and two rookies on the roster. Here are the top five as well as an underrated, overrated and sleeper prospect.