Christian Ponder To Remain Vikings’ Starter For Now

Source: Josh Katzowitz, CBS Sports

Vikings_Ponder_2013Josh Freeman was a healthy scratch for the Vikings on Sunday, leading some people to question why Minnesota was paying him $2 million for the rest of the season when he’s not playing and proving whether he can be the franchise’s quarterback of the future.

But Christian Ponder — who lost his starting job before Freeman’s frightful Minnesota debut a few weeks ago that ended with a concussion, which elevated Ponder back to the No. 1 position — performed well enough (25 of 37 for 236 yards, one touchdown and one interception) in Sunday’s 27-23 loss to the Cowboys to hold onto the No. 1 spot for now.

Or at least until the Vikings face the Redskins this Thursday.

“As we speak, I don’t see why we would make a change,” coach Leslie Frazier said Sunday, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Sometimes after ballgames you make emotional decisions, but I don’t see anything that tells me he shouldn’t start against the Redskins.”