Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Vikings go with Ponder, release McNabb

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Vikings have decided to part ways with quarterback Donovan McNabb. He did not complete a single season with the team.

He had been acquired by the Vikings this season. McNabb was acquired by a 2012 sixth-round draft pick.

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Oakland Raiders
Donovan McNabb looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Oakland Raiders (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

There was also a 2013 conditional draft pick that was tied to his playing time. However, with his release, it is not clear if any of those incentives have been released.

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As a starter, McNabb went 1-5 in six games. He went 94 of 156 for 1,026 yards.

He had four touchdown passes and two interceptions.

McNabb has missed the last five games. His last start came on October 16th in a 39-10 loss to the Chicago Bears.

He went 19 of 24 for 177 yards. He threw two touchdown passes in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

He also threw a touchdown pass against the San Diego Chargers. McNabb also had one touchdown pass against the Detroit Lions.

If this is the end of the road for McNabb, he has gone 98-68-1 as a starter.

He has gone 3,170 of 5,374 for 37,276 passing yards. He has thrown 234 touchdown passes. He also had 117 interceptions.

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With McNabb no longer in the picture, Christian Ponder is expected to be the team’s starter for the rest of the season. Ponder has started for the team since their October 23rd game against the Green Bay Packers.

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He is 1-4 as a starter. He has gone 83 of 152 for 1,042 passing yards. He has thrown six touchdown passes and six interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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