It has been a known fact over this 2013 NFL season that the quarterback situation in Minnesota is confusing, at best. The Vikings have gone from Christian Ponder, to Matt Cassell, to newly acquired Josh Freeman, and now they’re back where they started with Ponder.
It’s been a long and tough road this season for the Vikes, as they have only been able to win one game, but have narrowly lost in the closing minutes over three separate times. But after a not so great, not so bad performance Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, Christian Ponder has once again earned the title of starting quarterback for the team’s Thursday night match up against RGIII and the Redskins.
Head Coach Leslie Frazier, who is seen by many to be on the hot seat, has stuck by Ponder through this quarterback ordeal recently. He spoke with ESPN,
“He has no reason to look over his shoulder and say if this happens negative like an interception (last) Sunday against (Dallas) you’re going to be pulled, or sack-fumble in the end zone you’re going to be pulled. He doesn’t have to worry about that. He has to worry about playing well. That’s all he has to worry about,” Frazier said.
Regardless of who starts under center for the Minnesota Vikings, they need to be able to keep a lead until the final second ticks away in order to right the ship this season. Frazier will surely be looking for a new job if they keep up their losses column.