Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden’s sprained right thumb could keep him out of this week’s game at Minnesota.
WCCO is teaming with Aspire Sports Drinks to honor an Athlete of the Week. This week, travel to take you to Benilde St. Margaret’s, home of an athletic quarterback named Keaton Studsrud. “He’s got a lot of football smarts, doesn’t make a lot of mistakes and we put a lot on him — a lot of reads he has to make,” coach Jon Hanks said.
Philip Nelson was a gifted quarterback from Mankato West, where he was turning heads in the Big Ten. He committed to Minnesota, and in his sophomore season he’s progressing like he did in high school. “It’s a lot like high school when it comes to each year you play, it slows down noticeably, and that’s where I’m at right now. It’s taken a step slower for me, and I think as an offense we all feel the same way,” Nelson said.
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As training camp closes down for the Minnesota Vikings, the team has once again bought into the abilities of their third-year quarterback Christian Ponder. So, the team is his to command – for now.
The scrutiny Christian Ponder endured last season could pale next to what he’ll encounter this year as Minnesota’s quarterback.
When Minnesota took Philip Nelson’s redshirt off at midseason, Gophers fans howled about the potential waste of a year of eligibility for a well-regarded recruit. The upside to his earlier-than-expected experience is the extra confidence he can take into his sophomore year.
The Minnesota Vikings have tried unsuccessfully to turn Joe Webb’s elite athleticism into reliable NFL productivity and time is running out. Entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, Webb’s last chance to be part of the team’s future has arrived as a wide receiver.
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel.
Christian Ponder’s future as the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback may have been sewn up without him even throwing a pass.
The only passes from Christian Ponder that didn’t sail over a receiver’s head or bounce harmlessly out of bounds seemed to land in the arms of a Green Bay defender just as the Minnesota Vikings were approaching the end zone.
For a guy who does his best work in the air, Aaron Rodgers is spending way too much time on the ground.
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is giving quarterback Christian Ponder a big vote of confidence.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke says quarterback Denard Robinson should be healthy enough to play against Minnesota.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb has rib cartilage damage and will be sidelined, in the team’s words, “an unspecified period of time.”