Whatever, Christian Ponder.
Hey, if it happens, it happens. If not?
Ponder is quoted by Tom Pelissero in USA Today:
“If something happens — I get traded, or there’s an opportunity elsewhere to play — I want to play. But this is where I am right now. I can’t control it.”
It’s like, all cool. Being third string? A lot less pressure than first string:
“There are benefits for me being here,” Ponder told USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. “I’m learning a lot. It’s less stressful. At the same time, I’ve always got to be ready, because football’s a crazy game. I could play at some point. But it’s an opportunity for me to learn. I do really feel like it’s going to benefit me in the long run.”
Football’s CRAZY man.
But hey, even if Ponder has a bad day at practice with his stress-free third string duties? At least he has his family to cheer him back up:
“I can get frustrated in practice. When you’re getting three reps a day, you can walk away and be a little disappointed,” Ponder said. “I go in the locker room, check my phone, and my wife sent me a picture of our daughter smiling. The fact that some things are more important than football, it definitely helps.”
Football isn’t EVERYTHING guys.
So, trade him, keep him, start him, play him third string…it’s all good. He can’t control it anyway. He’s married and has a kid, so no need to sweat the small stuff.
Sure. And he’s got his guaranteed money for one more season. And next year?
Worry about that next year.