Good news for the Vikings: Christian Ponder has cleared the cobwebs from his Saturday concussion and is back at practice. Wait, is that actually good news for the Vikings? After the Adrian Peterson debacle maybe it would be better if Ponder’s cobwebs came back, giving Leslie Frazier a reason to sit him for the last game.
Okay I admit, I have selfish motives for wanting Ponder to sit against the Bears. I want me some Joe Webb! Hey, it’s the last game of the season. I don’t care if they win or lose (yeah yeah, I know, it’s better if they lose blah blah blah), I just want some entertainment value out of my last Vikings fan experience of the season. Webb may not guarantee a win but he definitely guarantees entertainment.
And no, I’m not suggesting that Joe Webb should supplant Ponder as the #1 QB going into training camp. As I made clear in my post the other day, the Vikings should still consider Ponder their QB of the future. I just like watching Webb operate. But I suppose it makes more sense to start Ponder and let him get as many snaps under his belt as possible. Damn you, practical thinking.