Found February 22, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
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Leslie Frazier is hoping the Minnesota Vikings have more competition at quarterback next season -- backup quarterback, that is. Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Friday, Frazier touched on a variety of tops regarding his team, but he made clear that Christian Ponder, coming off his first full season as the starter, will be unchallenged in the No. 1 role. "Our guys need to know who's the starting quarterback and how confident myself and the rest of the coaches are and kind of create some clarity for our football team as we are giving them direction about where we want to go and what we want to achieve," Frazier told reporters."So, it's important to have that position solidified more so than any position as you are setting your goals for that next season. I think we're solid at the starting quarterback position and we got to maybe do some things to make sure we're solid at the backup position. But as long as Christian keeps improvin...
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