No surprise here, but Christian Ponder wants the Minnesota Vikings to hold onto Percy Harvin. Of course he does! He is a mediocre quarterback at best who barely racked up more passing yards than his running back ran for.
Ok the difference was almost 900 yards but still, you get the point. When you’re struggling to hold onto an NFL quarterback starting spot, on a winning team than somehow found themselves in the playoffs you want to keep your biggest weapon if you have any hope at holding onto your NFL career.
Christian Ponder went on KFAN in Minneapolis with Paul Allen and discussed his situation with Percy Harvin, as transcribed by Sports Radio Interviews.
“Obviously we want Percy back. He’s a tremendous player and he’s a Viking,” Ponder told Allen. “And those are tough shoes to fill and we don’t want to fill them. He’s a heck of a player and a heck of a part of this offense and this team in general. Of course we want him back.”
The problem isn’t a lack of chemistry between the two either.
“During the offseason last year [we] spent some extra time together and we had conversations, and he was great for me,” Ponder said. “He was like, ‘If you’re ever watching film, shoot me a text or call me and tell me I need to be watching this.’ Yeah, we had a good relationship.”
Ponder is going to need all the help he can get if he looks to improve his stats and help the Vikings keep winning.