Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that Christian Ponder will be around next season.
“Christian will be here; I don’t anticipate anything — him not being here,” Spielman said.
Spielman wants to see Ponder work with new offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
“We’re not closing the door on anything and any player here,” Spielman said. “We’ve been through on personnel and our coaches and it’s a lot different when they’ve looked at our players and how they can utilize them this way or that way. I’m anxious to see when they get out there and get on the field with these guys that they’ll get a true sense of what they’re strengths and weaknesses are and how they can utilize it within their systems.”