Christian Ponder will be the Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback when they host the Green Bay Packers this weekend, as numerous media members have already reported. Ponder, the 12th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, will replace Donovan McNabb as the starting quarterback of the reeling 1-5 franchise.
The move wasn't supposed to happen this early for the Vikings, but it did -- and Ted Glover over at the Daily Norseman sounds (almost) optimistic in the move.
And although a 1-5 start can't be solely put at McNabb's feet, his performance did not improve throughout the first six games, and he seemed disinterested, at best, during the beatdown at the hands of the Bears. Ponder was inserted early in the fourth quarter, and the offense showed more spark in 14 minutes than it had at almost any point during the season.
So, grab your gjallarhorn and let the word go out: Let the Ponder era begin!
If you don't have a gjallarhorn, don't worry, because the Ponder Era is officially underway regardless.