Sunday, January 20, 2013
Not Pondering a change
By AJ Mass
It appears the Minnesota Vikings are quite happy with the quarterback situation, and not only with first-stringer Christian Ponder.
According to an article in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,team management says that they have no plans on making any changes to the roster at the moment. General manager Rick Spielman says the team is more than satisfied with Joe Webb as the backup, even with his pitiful outing in the playoffs against Green Bay.
Additionally, the executive had good things to say about third-stringer McLeod Bethel-Thompson, commenting on how much progress he's made this season despite not seeing any live action.
With Percy Harvin likely to require a hefty pay raise in order to keep him on the Vikings roster, perhaps there simply isn't any money left of the table to worry about players who, in a perfect world, won't see the field during the regular season. But, as we learned in this post-season, that kind of frugality can lead to an early exit from the playoffs.