Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder seems like a really nice guy. He’s a good talker, which makes him a media favorite.
But he’s just not a very good quarterback. Yet.
He abandons the pocket too quickly. When he does, he’s not very accurate. Of course, he’s not very accurate before leaving the pocket, either.
In a crucial Week 14 game against the Bears, Ponder has completed six of nine passes for 54 yards and an interception. Another ill-advised throw, which Ponder threw to no one in particular as he was being spun to the ground, came a few degrees away from being ruled a fumble that would have been returned for a Chicago touchdown.
At some point, the Vikings need to ask themselves whether they are interested in making it to the playoffs or developing a young quarterback. If it’s the former, maybe it’s time to see what Joe Webb can do.