Christian Ponder | QB | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 10/3/2014 12:34am et
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder was 22-of-44 for 222 yards and 2 interceptions Thursday, Oct. 2 in a 42-10 road loss to the Green Bay Packers. He was sacked 6 times, but had 3 carries for 15 yards and the Vikings' only TD of the night.
Huddle Up: Ponder, already the third QB to start for the Vikings this season, was not good and served up a reminder why the team has moved on at the QB position. To be fair, Ponder also received little protection or help from his offensive skill-position teammates, but definitely look for the Vikings to do everything they can over the next 11 days to get starter Teddy Bridgewater and his sprained ankle rehabbed and ready to return for the Week 6 game against the Lions.
Posted: 10/2/2014 8:02pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder will start in Week 5 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Oct. 2, with QB Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) inactive for the game.
Huddle Up: Ponder, replaced the injured Bridgewater in the fourth quarter last week, will make his first start since Week 13 of last season when he averaged 183.1 passing yards per game while throwing 7 TD passes and 9 interceptions. Look for the Vikings to ride the Matt Asiata-Jerick McKinnon RB 1-2 punch tonight given the rainy Green Bay weather and the need to keep Aaron Rodgers on the sideline.
Posted: 7/28/2014 5:58pm et
The Minnesota Vikings are willing to trade QB Christian Ponder. Ponder has performed well during training camp but probably will be the No. 3 quarterback.
Huddle Up: Ponder never had a realistic chance to win the starting job. Matt Cassel entered training camp as the No. 1 QB and rookie Teddy Bridgewater is closing fast. If the Vikings can't trade Ponder, there is a chance the former first-round pick could be released before the start of the season.
Posted: 5/6/2014 7:34pm et
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder will not be traded, according to general manager Rick Spielman. 'That would leave us with one quarterback. I would not do that,' Spielman said. 'We're going to need two quarterbacks. Three.'
Huddle Up: With Matt Cassel slated to start for the time being and more than a few draftniks linking a high-round Vikings' draft pick with a QB this week, Ponder has clearly been pushed to the background in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. The 12th overall pick of the 2011 draft has made 35 starts in 3 seasons with Minny, but his best chance at earning more opportunities likely lie with another organization.
Posted: 5/5/2014 12:23am et
The Minnesota Vikings declined to pick up the fifth-year contract option for QB Christian Ponder.
Huddle Up: Ponder didn't win over the Vikings' former coaching regime, and most mock drafts have Mike Zimmer, Norv Turner and Co. spending a high pick this week on the franchise's new great QB hope.