Frazier remained behind Ponder as his starter Monday, but the coach didn't slam the door on a change if the second-year pro continues to struggle.
"Up to this point, I've been felt it's best for our team that Christian remain our No. 1 quarterback, and I still feel that way," Frazier said, via ESPN Twin Cities.
Frazier said it never has reached a point where he believed he needed to pull Ponder from a game, and he insisted Ponder is "still a very confident quarterback." Frazier said the team still believes in its quarterback.
But there's no denying the cracks are showing. Ponder finished 12-of-25 passing for 119 yards, and he now has thrown for 160 yards or less in five of his last nine games. Accuracy is an issue as well, as Ponder has eclipsed the 55 percent completion percentage mark only once in his past six games. The loss of Percy Harvin plays a part in this, but Ponder hasn't been able to adapt.
It was a gesture meant to show support for Ponder. Now he needs to give teammates reason for their faith.