All eyes were on Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder during pregame warmups in Green Bay, but they didn’t get much of a look.
Ponder is reportedly dealing with elbow bursitis and reports throughout the day have increasingly pointed to Joe Webb getting the start against the Packers.
Multiple reporters at the game reported that Ponder made a very brief appearance when the Vikings got loose on Saturday afternoon. Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com writes that Ponder threw 10-15 passes, none of which traveled more than 15 yards. Ponder had a “lengthy discussion” with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and trainer Eric Sugarman before leaving the field. Musgrave was then spotted talking to General Manager Rick Spielman.
If all that sounds a bit too grave, Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com reports that Musgrave then kicked a few field goals with Webb and third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson.
We’ll find out shortly who will be leading the Vikings offense against the Packers. Or handing off to the leader, anyway.