Christian Ponder is the clear starter, of course, with Joe Webb as the backup and free-agent signee McLeod Bethel-Thompson as the No. 3. As for why Minnesota would go with a young guy over a veteran, coach Leslie Frazier said it was Bethel-Thompson's upside that was most appealing, according to the Star Tribune.
"You never know in our business," Frazier said. "You know, right now Joe Webb is our No. 2 quarterback. We're hoping that Joe will continue to progress and get better, but we're going to give Bethel every chance to develop into a good NFL quarterback."