Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said Friday that he plans to keep Ponder in Minnesota in 2014.
But the general manager noted he also must add at least two other quarterbacks, intimating one would be a young signal-caller.
Ponder appeared on his way out of Minnesota after a mediocre, injury-plagued third season.
Spielman added that the team's No. 8 overall draft pick won't necessarily be used on a quarterback.
Most critics would argue Spielman picked Ponder in the first place because he forced the issue in 2011.
In the meantime, it seems he'll keep Ponder in his pocket.