NFL analyst Brian Billick knows a little about the quarterback position. He won a Super Bowl with quite possibly the worst quarterback in SB history in Trent Dilfer.
However, before that Billick was the offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, including the record breaking offense in 1998. He understands the variance of calling plays to protect a quarterback, and the opposite.
Billick believes it’s time the Vikings put the proper weapons in place, it’s the only way to evaluate Christian Ponder and if he can be viable NFL starter. Ponder showed in the final game of the season that he could win a game with his arm, but now he has to prove he belongs long term.
"I think it's time to start holding Christian Ponder accountable. But only if they give him the proper weapons. Percy Harvin is a heck of a weapon. And when he was healthy, he was a great way to go. They don't have that big shot down the field.
They were hoping Jerome Simpson could be that. They don't have that. That's got to be a top priority. For me, I've got to come out with a big play weapon down the field," Billick said, via the Star Tribune.