The Vikings have a wide-open three-man quarterback competition going on as mandatory minicamp gets into full swing. At least that’s what they keep telling us.
Here is the Vikings’ definition of a wide-open three man QB competition: Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridgewater get most of the reps, and Christian Ponder picks up the crumbs.
I know, this is a boring topic and we’re not supposed to be talking about it. Well try telling that to the media people in attendance for Tuesday’s minicamp session.
It was pretty much all Ponder Ponder Ponder.
Witnessing an hour of Vikings minicamp today I assure you that if Ponder is in the QB mix that would be news to him. Didn't get much work.
— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) June 17, 2014
But….. Two hours after Mike Zimmer said all three QBs have a chance to start, Christian Ponder only threw a few passes in team drills.
— Matt Vensel (@mattvensel) June 17, 2014
Bridgewater got two series with starting offense today. Cassel took the rest. Both had an efficient day passing. Ponder picked up scraps.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 17, 2014
Yup. Sounds wide open to me. Good luck with that #7.