After an ugly performance in Week 1’s 34-24 loss against the Lions, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder may see himself on the bench if he doesn’t improve soon.
Like—very, very soon.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Ponder is on a short leash as the team’s starting quarterback.
“He’s on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about,” Glazer reported on the FOX NFL Sunday show. “Matt Cassel is in there doing all the right things. I think fans look at it and say this is Ponder’s team. No.
“From a lot of what I’m hearing inside that locker room, he’s on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about.”
Entering his third year as the starter, Ponder has 32 touchdowns and 36 turnovers (28 interceptions and 8 fumble losses) in that span.