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Minnesota quarterback Joe Webb sets for a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during a preseason game Aug. 20 in Seattle. Webb will be battling rookie Christian Ponder for the backup job behind starter Donovan McNabb. Associated Press.

Vikes look to set No. 2 QB


By Jon Krawczynski

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- Donovan McNabb was named the starter in Minnesota the minute the Vikings acquired him in a trade from Washington in July.

The big question has been who will take over if McNabb has to leave a game in the regular season -- rookie Christian Ponder or second-year man Joe Webb?

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