Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is holding off on making a decision about a starting quarterback, but the team’s starting center has shared his opinion about which hands he’d like nestled between his thighs this Sunday against the Cowboys.
Center John Sullivan acknowledges that he doesn’t have a vote in the decision-making process, but said that he would cast it for Christian Ponder if he did. He went with performance-based reasons for his choice rather than nail-trimming habits to explain why he’d stick with Ponder over Josh Freeman.
“[Ponder] prepared really hard and he went out there and laid it all on the line,” Sullivan said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “You know, you see that last run that he made when things were getting out of reach [a 19-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter against the Packers on Sunday] and he’s still out there fighting until the end. I mean, that’s not my decision. But I’d love to see him stay back there, of course.”
Frazier may not take Sullivan’s thoughts into account and Freeman probably is less than thrilled to hear them, but letting the center choose the quarterback seems to be as reasonable a method as anything else the Vikings have tried this season.