Christian Ponder news, rumors and stats

 

Christian Ponder

Minnesota Vikings
Quarterback

Ht: 6.2 | Wt: 229

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Week By Week

YearTmGPass CompPass AttComp PctPass YdsPass TDPass IntRushRush YdsRush TDFum Lost
2011MIN1115829154.30185313132821902
2012MIN1630048362.11293518126025325
2013MIN915223963.601648793415144
Average:20333860214513114120824
Total:610101360.2264363834122623611

Vikings | Christian Ponder has done well

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:17:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel saw a majority of the snaps during spring workouts, but QB Christian Ponder has a chance to start, and head coach Mike Zimmer claims it will be a fair competition. "Actually, I think Christian has done a very good job in the time that we've had him and how much he has improved in that amount of time," Zimmer said. "We're going to give everyone a fair shot, and preseason games will help determine it. We want someone who is going to take care of the football, lead the team in the right direction and when called upon be able to win football games."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | OC praises QBs

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:06:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has been very happy with QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder heading up to training camp. "We've got a really, really good group," he said, explaining that it won't be hard to parcel out snaps in the apparent three-headed battle. Cassel is expected to be the starter, but Turner has praised Bridgewater for his arm strength and quick learning.

Fantasy Tip: Turner's vertical passing scheme is usually good news for his quarterbacks. However, the vet Cassel is unlikely to be a difference-maker for your fantasy squad as anything more than a midrange QB2. Bridgewater is expected to eventually take this job.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Vikings | QB competition wide open

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:32:09 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings' quarterback competition this offseason is a wide open battle between QBs Matt Cassel, Teddy Bridgewater and Christian Ponder, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will plan on having all three passers see enough snaps in mandatory minicamp to make sure that they all have a "legitimate opportunity" to win the starting job in training camp next month. Zimmer won't rush into a decision, and he made it clear that Cassel won't enter camp as the presumptive starter. Both Cassel and Bridgewater had more snaps than Ponder during organized team activities, and both looked sharper than Ponder.

Fantasy Tip: If the Vikings play it safe, Cassel should be expected to enter Week 1 as the starter. However, Bridgewater is completely capable of winning the starting job, and he'd probably have the most upside immediately of the rookie passers in the league if he's starting. Whoever starts in Minny, though, is a shaky backup QB for your fantasy squad.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Not likely to release Christian Ponder but may trade him

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:44:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder will likely not be released by the team, but the Vikings may try and trade the quarterback before camp starts. The team recognizes it would get only a late-round draft pick, but it could save $1.8 million just by trading him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Charley Walters

Vikings | All QBs will get chance to work with first-teamers

Sun, 25 May 2014 12:04:20 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QBs Teddy Bridgewater, Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder will all get an opportunity to work with the first-teamers this offseason but the team would like to enter training camp with an established depth chart.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Vikings | Christian Ponder adds weight

Sun, 25 May 2014 06:18:56 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder dropped 2 percent of his body fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle in the offseason. He'll share first-team repetitions in OTAs with QBs Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater third on depth chart

Mon, 19 May 2014 09:53:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer said QB Teddy Bridgewater is currently third on the depth chart behind QBs Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder, but the rookie will see first-team repetitions during organized team activities starting May 28. "(Bridgewater) is throwing the ball good," Zimmer said. "I think he's got a good presence, a good command of the way he's taking things. It was good for him to be out here with the veteran quarterbacks a little bit last week for a few days."

Fantasy Tip: Bridgewater has a long way to go if he's to win the starting job for Week 1 of the regular season, but it's entirely possible given the admiration the coaching staff has for him. Heading into his rookie season, though, consider Bridgewater nothing more than a QB3.

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Vikings | Matt Cassel expected to start

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:12:02 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Matt Cassel is expected to start, with QB Christian Ponder serving as his backup.

Fantasy Tip: Cassel is a QB3 in the deepest of leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Could target QB with No. 8 pick

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:10:42 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team could wind up taking a quarterback with their No. 8 pick in the NFL Draft. The Vikings will not be afraid to take a quarterback that early despite QB Christian Ponder's lack of success.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | No plans to shop Christian Ponder

Tue, 06 May 2014 14:04:52 -0700

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said the team has no plans to shop QB Christian Ponder leading up to this week's NFL Draft. "We wouldn't trade Ponder," Spielman said. "... That would leave us one quarterback. I would not do that, we're gonna need two quarterbacks."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Marc Sessler

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