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.”
At Minneapolis Patrick Henry, a quarterback-wide receiver combination has been formed through friendship.
One key to the Vikings offense has been the steady play of quarterback Christian Ponder.
Coach Mike Munchak says veteran Matt Hasselbeck will be the starting quarterback Sunday when the Titans visit Minnesota.
Christian Ponder is showing signs of improvement in his first full season as a starter for the Minnesota Vikings. None of those signs is bigger than his league-leading 75.8 completion percentage.
Most power conference teams expect to put a lot of pressure on the quarterback against weaker competition in the non-conference schedule.