Following Week 1’s 34-24 loss which included four turnovers, Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s hold on the starting quarterback job could be waning.
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“He’s on a much shorter leash than anybody has any idea about,” NFL insider Jay 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.”
Ponder, who is entering his third year as the Vikings starter, has a career 59 completion percentage, with 32 touchdowns and 38 turnovers in that span.