Skip to main content

Frazier on Ponder: He's still No. 1

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says the offensive line has to do a better job protecting quarterback Christian Ponder, and Ponder has to play better as well. But when it comes to benching Ponder for Joe Webb: No chance, right now.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

After a 63-yard passing day, Vikings fans are wondering if coach Leslie Frazier will pull the plug on Christian Ponder in favor of backup Joe Webb. Today, Frazier said he never considered benching Ponder-- not even for a series -- in yesterday’s loss to Seattle. Frazier admits the second-year quarterback has to play better -- and it wouldn’t hurt if he got more protection from the offensive line.

To see Frazier's news conference in its entirety, via Vikings.com, CLICK HERE.

Next Up

DSD_6142

Palm Springs residents: Divert the Mississippi to solve our drought problems

Should the southwest have some of the Mississippi River?

Image from iOS (10)

Minneapolis tries to spruce up street barriers with motivational messages

Police said the barriers will be in place through the beginning of the fall.

BearTracks3

MnDOT debuts driverless shuttle in White Bear Lake

This is one of several self-driving pilot programs MnDOT is working on.

snow

Farmer almanacs release their 2022-23 winter forecasts for MN

November is right around the corner and one of the almanacs figures it'll be a cold and snowy month.

image

Minneapolis Police Department seeks authorization to use drones

A public hearing on the matter could be held this month.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 12.50.25 PM

Minnesota Harvest apple farm to open under new owners this month

New food and attractions are in store for this season's fall fun.

Pixabay - water surface

22-year-old man found dead in central Minnesota lake

The man was reported missing and later found dead in the water near the lakeside residence.

Cabela's

Seven kids charged over shoplifting at Cabela's, 100 mph police chase

The youths were pursued in a a stolen car and almost hit a squad car, police say.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.50.05 PM

Missing: 17-year-old Waite Park boy last seen July 3

Police say there is no reason to believe he's in danger.

Melanie Valencia

Northfield bicyclist killed in crash identified as 14-year-old

She was riding her bike to soccer practice before a driver hit her last week.

Related

Frazier: Ponder still No. 1 quarterback

Despite coming out of the game in the third quarter in Sunday's loss to Detroit, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says Christian Ponder is still his No. 1 quarterback going forward.

Ponder 'doing great' after concussion, still the No. 1 quarterback

Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier says Christian Ponder is still the team's No. 1 quarterback, despite a disastrous past three weeks. Meanwhile, head trainer Eric Sugarman says Ponder was "doing great" Monday after suffering a concussion in Saturday's win over Washington.

Vikings: No QB competition for Ponder

Leslie Frazier announced Thursday that Christian Ponder is the Vikings starting quarterback. It isn't breaking news, but it takes pressure off the second-year QB. Ponder says the game has "really slowed down" since last year. Frazier agrees, saying Ponder's "decision-making has gotten a lot better."

Frazier intends on keeping Ponder as starting QB

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier assured Friday that he's keeping quarterback Christian Ponder as his starter despite the team's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday night. Barring injury, Frazier said, "Christian is going to be fine."

Frazier to Ponder: 'We'll get a lot of wins together'

Vikings' quarterback Christian Ponder says Leslie Frazier told him they will "get a lot of wins together" following Sunday's disappointing loss to the Raiders. Ponder threw three interceptions in the game, but Frazier remains confident in the rookie QB.

Frazier: Ponder starting, AP should return

With the New Orleans Saints marching into town Sunday, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says there is no doubt Christian Ponder is his starting quarterback. Frazier also says running back Adrian Peterson is poised to make his comeback after recovering from a high ankle sprain.

Frazier: Ponder has hip pointer, AP close to returning

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says rookie quarterback Christian Ponder has a hip pointer following Sunday's loss to Denver and will be watched closely this week in practice. Frazier also says Adrian Peterson is “very close” to returning from his high ankle sprain.

Is it time to bench Ponder?

Is it time to give Christian Ponder a rest? Some Vikings fans say benching him against Detroit next Sunday might give the struggling Vikings a much-needed spark after back-to-back losses.