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Should the Green Bay Packers be 'pondering' a trade for Christian Ponder?

OK, Green Bay Packers fans, laugh as heartily as I did, if you like, but there is recent report that some feel Titletown could be a landing spot for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.

However, my opinion is that the idea the Packers would even consider a trade for Ponder is about as straight as one of Ponder’s passes.

Chris Wesseling of wrote the report yesterday, listing not only the Packers, but the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and New Orleans Saints as possible trade partners with the Vikings.

Here is what Wesseling wrote: The Vikings have brought back Matt Cassel, drafted Teddy Bridgewater as the quarterback of the future and declined Ponder’s 2015 option. So why are they prepared to waste first-team reps on a quarterback who has fallen out of their plans? The logical inference is an attempt to rebuild some semblance of trade value. Ponder still offers higher upside than the average NFL backup. Former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is now the Eagles quarterbacks coach. Former quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson is now the Giants running backs coach.

I can’t imagine why Ted Thompson, who hardly ever trades in the first place (outside the draft), would even consider such a move. He already has Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien in-house, as well as rookie Chase Rettig, so it just makes no sense for the Packers to go after a QB who has been dismal at best during his first three years in the league.

Expect the Packers to go into training camp with the four quarterbacks listed above.

If the Vikings want to trade Ponder, please don’t call Ted Thompson … he’s got your phone number blocked.

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