Did you guys even watch the Viking game? After seeing that can't see how anyone could say AP is more vaulable than Ponder, let alone everyone else in the league?
Consider that when Elway went down and Brister came in, we didn't miss a beat. TD going down instead of Elway would have been a bigger loss at the time. Look at what happened with basically the same team in '99 when TD got hurt. I believe that season was the first ever when a SB champion didn't even make the playoffs the following year. That was how valuable TD was to Denver and is the kind of impact that AP doesn't have for Minnesota, they weren't even close to matching GB without Ponder.