Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder (elbow) had an MRI on his elbow after the bone bruise flared up several weeks after the season. He went to the emergency room fearing it was a blood clot. He said it's fine now, though.
4.21.2013 12:00:26 AM EST
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder remains the unquestioned starter entering his third NFL season. However, if he goes into a protracted slump like last season, the coaching staff could be inclined to take a look at QB Matt Cassel, who will make $3.7 million this season even if he doesn't take a snap. Cassel fits the system of offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave better than QB Joe Webb, who is expected to serve as the third QB.
3.18.2013 1:57:18 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder said he would like to see WR Greg Jennings travel to Arizona to get some work in during the off season.
3.16.2013 8:47:12 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel said he understands that he will be the No. 2 quarterback and that QB Christian Ponder will be the team's starting quarterback. 'They said they're looking to bring somebody in with experience who could come in and basically be somebody who can step in if need be. The fact of the matter is, again, Christian is the starting quarterback. I think we'll have a great [meeting] room. I'm there to add value. I'm there to help him out in whatever capacity that is, and go from there,' Cassel said.
3.15.2013 9:08:07 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Jennings was cordial when speaking about his new QB Christian Ponder Friday, March 15. 'You could see on film (Ponder) didn't have a lot of options to throw to,' Jennings said. He said he didn't mean any disrespect.
3.14.2013 3:53:47 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to compete with QB Christian Ponder for the starting quarterback job next season.
Vikings | Need to improve passing offense
1.27.2013 9:14:23 PM EST
The Minnesota Vikings finished the regular season 31st in passing offense, posting 171.9 net yards per game, down from 28th in 2011. The biggest difference was a slip in red-zone touchdown rate, going from ninth in the NFL, to 18th with a 53.8 percent conversion rate. The Vikings also dropped in third-down conversion rate from 14th in the league, to 19th with a 37.1 percent success rate. Despite those numbers, QB Christian Ponder improved in nearly every statistical category, although his performance was uneven over the course of the season.
Vikings | Looking for backup QB options
1.21.2013 6:23:43 PM EST
The Minnesota Vikings will be looking for quarterbacks to compete with QB Joe Webb to the backup position for QB Christian Ponder this offseason. Free-agent QBs Derek Anderson (Panthers), Matt Moore (Dolphins), David Carr (Giants), Matt Leinart (Raiders), Byron Leftwich (Steelers), Bruce Gradkowski (Bengals), Jason Campbell (Bears) and Rex Grossman (Redskins) are options.
Vikings | Christian Ponder will start in 2013
1.9.2013 8:11:36 AM EST
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Christian Ponder is the team's starting quarterback moving forward; however, backup QB Joe Webb will have to compete for the No. 2 job. '(Webb will) be a guy that will compete for the No. 2 spot again next year, barring something that we may end up doing in our personnel meetings,' Frazier said. 'But we'll discuss Joe's position and everyone's position in our personnel meetings and then we'll make a decision what's best.'
Vikings | Coach praises Christian Ponder
1.8.2013 2:28:42 PM EST
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier praised QB Christian Ponder for his play this year. 'Were excited about his progress. The way he played down the stretch -- he was great,' Frazier said.