I thought Donovan McNabb would bounce back this season. I really did.
Give the guy some playmakers like Adrian Petersen and Percy Harvin, and boom–Mac5 has got his groove back.
But through six games, it just hasn’t worked out. At all.
And so, finally, it appears the Vikings have had enough.
Trailing 39-10 in a good old fashioned ass-whooping against the Bears on Sunday Night Football, Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier finally pulled the plug on Donovan McNabb, inserting first-round pick Christian Ponder.
McNabb finished the night completing 19 of 24 passes for 177 yards, but his offense never established any rhythm on its way to only 10 points.
In six games, McNabb has completed 60.3% percent of his passes for 1,026 yards, and four touchdowns. While his statistics aren’t terrible, the vertical passing game is completely absent from the Vikings’ offensive attack.
It’ll be interesting to see if the Vikings, now 1-5, will stick with Ponder for the remainder of the season.