Well, the Vikings got a little glimpse of the future this evening, if nothing else.
Despite Donovan McNabb going 19-for-24 for 177 yards on the evening, Minnesota Vikings' head coach Leslie Frazier has finally pulled the trigger on the switch to quarterback Christian Ponder, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Florida State University. Playing largely against the Bears' second-string defense. . .and, largely, behind Minnesota's second-string offensive line. . .Ponder looked pretty good for a first-timer, completing ten of his eighteen passes for 99 yards and not getting sacked while running for his life from Chicago's defense.
Now, the Vikings are going to have a quarterback controversy on their hands as they prepare to play the Green Bay Packers next Sunday at the Metrodome. Will they go with the rookie, or will they throw Donovan McNabb out there one more time?
Our friends over at The Daily Norseman will have coverage of the entire thing as the week goes on, so be sure to check them out.
Tonight, however, the Vikings fall to 1-5 on the 2011 season, and are firmly in the race for the top selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, as they lose to the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field by a final score of 39-10.