Feb 1, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Television personality Jay Glazer is interviewed on radio row prior to Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

How Short Has Ponder's Leash Become?

Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s face it, we’re all sick of hearing about Christian Ponder struggling.  While most of us believe that he will finish out the season whether he plays well or not, Fox Sports analyst Jay Glazer says that there are rumbling in the locker room about whether or not whether or not Christian can be “the man”.

“Matt Cassel is in there doing all the right things. I think fans look at it and think, ‘This is Ponder’s team.’ No, from what I’m hearing inside that locker room, Ponder is on a much shorter leash than anyone has any idea about.” – Jay Glazer

The Vikings are not being afraid to pull the plug on a quarterback if he can’t perform.  We all remember Donovan McNabb being benched for his horrendous play after being a Viking for only 6 games.  The only real difference here is that Ponder was a first round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. The Vikings want to be absolutely sure that he’s not the man before the call this experiment a failure.

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