Frazier knows who will start, but he isn't saying if it's Cassel or Ponder


Leslie Frazier knows who the starting quarterback for the Vikings will be when the Vikings play the Panthers following this week's bye, but he isn't telling just who it is.

Vikings radio play-by-play guy Paul Allen believes there is a 90-percent chance Cassel will be the starter.

Earlier Tuesday, Frazier didn't offer up a lot of certainty about who the starting quarterback for the game against Carolina will be, even though he claimed Ponder is still No. 1 on the depth chart.

This doesn't mean Matt Cassel, who led the Vikings to a win over the Steelers in London, won't start after this week's bye when the Vikings host the Carolina Panthers. Ponder is still considered week-to-week with a fractured rib.

All in all, Frazier is leaving the door open for anyone to start against Carolina.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says Frazier's job is to win games, and as long as Cassel keeps winning, it will be "hard to take the ball out of his hands.

At this point, a QB decision for the Panthers game may not come until next Friday - maybe later.

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