Reuter: QB draft risers
Which quarterbacks helped themselves the most during the NFL Scouting Combine? Chad Reuter has four guys in mind. More ...
"You always have to have the confidence that you're the guy," Ponder told the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Saturday. "But in the NFL, there's nothing ever guaranteed. Who knows? It's a business. Obviously, they are looking at the quarterbacks. We'll see what happens. I'm still preparing like I'm the starter. That's still my job."
Given that the Vikingsinvested a first-round pick to draft him in 2011, Ponder, who started 10 games as a rookie, would seem to be in a good position to remain the starter. General manager Rick Spielman has said as much, indicating the team, which possesses the No. 3 overall pick, will use the draft to find playmakers who can help the young quarterback succeed.
However, Spielman also said the Vikings would have to at least consider their choices if they're presented with a quarterback who is "too good to pass up."
Ponder told the newspaper Saturday that he "thinks" the team backs him as the starter, but he added that "you never know."