Originally Posted by GATORAZ
While Tim is probably better than Joe Webb if you were the Gm of Minnesota would you really bring in Tim as the back up knowing how much media attention he gets? It is much easier on your franchise to sign Matt Cassell or Rex Grossman
I agree the circus that surrounds Tim is a problem. I've mentioned that myself in several other threads.
I'm not sure what I'd do as the Minnesota GM or any other GM. I'd have to balance the apparent fact that as a practical matter they have no backup to Ponder with the distractions Tim creates. Maybe sign him as the 3rd string QB and make it clear that he wasn't contending for a starting job, then use him occasionally in a wildcat type formation. That might tend to reduce the interest and publicity/distractions. Tim himself could help with that by not giving interviews as freely as he seems to. But there's no question that the potential distractions he creates is one reason why he's going to have a problem IMHO in getting picked up by another team when the Jets release him.