Vikings RE Jared Allen says Christian Ponder has to be "THE guy" this season.
Christian Ponder revealed that he underwent an MRI on his right elbow several weeks after the season when his triceps bruise "flared up" again.
ESPN 1500 Twin Cities suggests the Vikings won't hesitate to make changes at quarterback if Christian Ponder reverts to "the kind of protracted slump he almost didn't escape" last season.
Coach Leslie Frazier reiterated that "Christian Ponder is our starting quarterback."
ESPN's Kevin Seifert says Christian Ponder's starting job will only be vulnerable if he "regresses or otherwise struggles" early this season.
Christian Ponder (triceps) has resumed throwing.
Two sources tell Yahoo Sports that the "straw that broke the Vikings' back" with Percy Harvin was Harvin "bemoaning" the fact that Christian Ponder is a poor starting quarterback.
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Christian Ponder will not face competition for his starting job in 2013 camp.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune stresses the Vikings will not be looking for a quarterback to compete with Christian Ponder this offseason.
Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed Tuesday that Christian Ponder has a stranglehold on the Vikings' quarterback job for 2013.
Christian Ponder's triceps on his throwing arm was "shut down" to the point that Ponder couldn't even lob a soccer ball the day after his Week 17 injury.
According to coach Leslie Frazier, Christian Ponder couldn't play in Saturday night's Wild Card loss because he didn't have full range of motion in his throwing arm and the elbow was "tight" and "swollen."
Christian Ponder (elbow) is inactive for Saturday night's Wild Card game against the Packers.
FOX Sports' Jay Glazer reports that Vikings players haven't been told whether Christian Ponder (elbow) or Joe Webb will start Saturday night's Wild Card game versus the Packers.