Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder was nothing short of terrible during yesterday’s loss to the Seahawks. The 2nd-year quarterback was 11-for-22 and threw for 63 yards and an interception. This marks the second time in three games that Ponder has thrown for under 100 yards and it begs the question, should Ponder be benched? “The Vikings are dedicated to giving Ponder a fair shake to prove he is their future starter. At some point, however, the issue becomes less about development and more about accountability,” writes Kevin Seifert. “Ponder should be required to maintain a minimal level of play to remain on the field.” The Vikings current three-game losing streak hasn’t helped Ponder as quarterbacks are usually the first to get blamed for a loss. Ponder was the 12th overall pick in last year’s draft and is said to be the Vikings long-term answer at quarterback. Minnesota won’t be so quick to pull the plug on their young quarterback, but his performances during the last month has some wondering if he can perform as a starter at the NFL-level. Ponder isn’t in any danger of losing his job, yet, but his leash could be getting shorter. Backup quarterback Joe Webb, who has shown flashes of some play making ability in the past, is waiting in the wings.
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