The Minnesota Vikings played two different quarterbacks on Sunday night at Soldier Field against the Chicago Bears in their 39-10 loss. . .and nobody is sure as of yet which of them will be the first one on the field this Sunday at the Metrodome at this point in time.
"We are going to talk about a lot of things, but the primary point will be what’s best for our team going forward as we prepare for our next opponent. That will be the determining factor."
I know that many of you feel the same way about this at this moment, but I'll put it simply.
Now that the Vikings have pulled the trigger on Christian Ponder playing in actual, meaningful regular season action, there's no point in going back to Donovan McNabb.We've said it here before, but Donovan McNabb is not going to be this team's quarterback in 2012. He won't even be on the roster next season. Frankly, after you've benched the old stalwart for the new guy, it's really hard to go back. And, at 1-5 and staring a top 5 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft squarely in the face, every snap that would go to Donovan McNabb at this point is one less snap that goes toward developing Christian Ponder. Nothing positive could come out of that.
So, with that said. . .wither McNabb?
Well, the NFL trading deadline is tomorrow. As we all know, the NFL trading deadline is nothing like the Major League Baseball trading deadline, as it's very rare that anything of consequence happens in the NFL at the trading deadline. You could fish around and see if you could get any nibbles for him or anything like that, but at this point I would think that any interest in him would be minimal. So, if nothing happens by Tuesday, I would take the next logical step.
And cut him.
Yep. . .straight-up, flat-out, outright cut him. Seriously, he's not going to want to be a back-up, and there's no point in having him hang around as the second-string option. Even if Ponder were to get hurt or something, the team would probably be better off at this point trying to give Joe Webb some more play. Steal a quarterback off of someone's practice squad. . .like current Denver Bronco (and former Golden Gopher) Adam Weber, perhaps. . .and go with a full-on youth movement at the quarterback position.
Crazy? Maybe. But, at this point, what do we have to lose?