No one disputes that Donovan McNabb didn't want to lose his starting job to Christian Ponder, but his reaction to the benching is a bit puzzling, especially his assertion that he was "surprised"that it happened.
As for what's next, some simply feel that he won't take another snap in the NFL after this year, and is ready for the broadcast booth.
As for Ponder, the Star Tribune's Jim Souhan writes that the Vikings are basically giving him to take helm of the Titanic.
We love the Pioneer Press' Tom Power's advice to Ponder, especially considering how the Vikings' offensive line is holding up: "Congratulations. Now make sure your life insurance is paid up."
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