EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Christian Ponder had started 29 straight regular-season games for the Minnesota Vikings since replacing veteran Donovan McNabb in the sixth game of his rookie season.
Through parts of three wildly inconsistent seasons, Ponder always had full support within the organization that made him the No. 12 overall pick in the 2011 draft. Injuries were the only factor to take him out of the starting lineup.
The latest injury ended his chance to be Minnesota's starting quarterback and Ponder doesn't know if he will ever get another opportunity with the Vikings.
Coach Leslie Frazier announced Josh Freeman, signed last week by Minnesota, will start next week's game against the New York Giants and is expected to keep the starting job the rest of this season.
Ponder said he's talked with the organization that once believed he was going to be the long-term starter, but he isn't sure if he will ever get the chance to win back the job he held for 29 straight starts before h...