Could Christian Ponder Be The #3 QB This Year?
With McNabb the clear cut starter, Joe Webb and Christian Ponder will continue to battle it out for the #2 and #3 QB spot. As of right now, it doesn’t look likely that Ponder will do anything but hold the clip board this season. Ponder is taking the right attitude and just focusing on improving his play.
“I think my No. 1 goal is to do better than I did last week,” said Ponder, the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft. “I think I’m comfortable after going through last week and getting that experience under my belt. It’s going to be fun, and I’m going to enjoy it. I’ve got to learn from my mistakes last week and get better and make some more plays.”
In Ponders most recent game against Seattle he showed some mixed play. At times he looked completely lost. You can probably attribute that to the lockout and the learning curve of the NFL’s most difficult position. However, at times he looked fantastic. He wasn’t always panicking and he even at times stepped up to the defensive pressure and delivered a nice throw to the receiver. Consistency his Ponder’s biggest issue at this time, but one would expect that of a rookie QB who hasn’t had a lot of time to practice.
Who do you guys think will be the backup and third QB this year?