Tarkenton loves Vikings committing to Ponder

Former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton wrote a column for the Pioneer Press expressing his happiness with Minnesota's commitment to Christian Ponder. "The Vikings understand the only way to achieve real, sustainable success is by finding a great quarterback," Tarkenton writes.
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