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Seem Frazier is pretty proud of Ponder and dead set on him starting
“Ideally, I’d like for him to be ready to go when we play San Diego [in Week One],” Frazier said during a segment with 1500 ESPN Twin Cities. “That would be the ideal situation — we’ve got our Matt Ryan, we’ve got our [Joe] Flacco, we’ve got our [Mark] Sanchez right here. But because of the uncertainty of the offseason, it’s just hard to determine exactly how you want to approach it. So, we need a little more clarity on what this offseason’s going to be like.”
But that might be dependent on what's happening with the 8th District Circuit Court of Appeals.
“It would be tough to be able to send him out there against San Diego if we don’t start football, if we don’t report until, say, mid-August, or three weeks prior to the season,” Frazier said. “That would be a tough, tough deal for any young quarterback. It’s tough enough just getting through OTAs and preseason games, but if we start this thing without preseason games or one preseason game, I think you have to rethink how you approach it. So, that’ll probably answer what direction we go — based on when we start football.”
Does this change things for anyone? Does anyone think this tips the scales for competition? I've always been a little wary of not having a vet on the roster at all, regardless of whether or not they start. I still want Frazier to try and get a vet QB. We'll see, I suppose.