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Christian Ponder

26-Year-Old Quarterback – Minnesota Vikings

2013 Pass/Rush Stats

Yds

1648

TD

7

INT

9

Yds

151

TD

4

2013 Pass/Rush Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

One problem with Ponder is he's probably not going to see the workload needed to be relevant to fantasy owners. He threw just 483 passes in 16 games last season, and his YPA dropped to 6.1 from 6.4 in...

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2013 ADP:

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Bye Week:  5

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 229   DOB: 2/25/1988  College: Florida State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Christian Ponder Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal worth $10.2 million with Minnesota in July of 2011 with a team option for a fifth year.

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Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Friday that he plans to keep Ponder in Minnesota in 2014, NFL.com reports.

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Christian Ponder NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2011 23 Min 11 158 291 54.3% 1853 13 13 6.4 23 4 1 1 0 28 219 7.8 0 6 2
2012 24 Min 16 300 483 62.1% 2935 18 12 6.1 28 3 1 1 0 60 253 4.2 2 7 5
2013 25 Min 9 152 239 63.6% 1648 7 9 6.9 26 2 0 0 0 34 151 4.4 4 7 4
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Christian Ponder Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2011 23 Min 11 13.5 13.5 13.5 70.1 168 4.5 4.5 30 32 12 3 9 5 4
2012 24 Min 16 14.1 14.1 14.1 81.2 183 3.7 2.5 32 79 33 15 5 3 1
2013 25 Min 9 14.8 14.8 14.8 77.9 183 2.9 3.8 27 31 5 3 8 3 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Christian Ponder – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Quarterback
  1. Matt Cassel
  2. Christian Ponder
Minnesota Vikings

Snap Count Stats

511

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Christian Ponder was on the field for 511 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Christian Ponder was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 1032 0
2013 511 0

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Christian Ponder 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Det 55 0 18 28 64.3% 236 1 3 8.4 4 2 4 12 3.0 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 @Chi 64 0 16 30 53.3% 227 1 1 7.6 5 0 6 18 3.0 0 0 0 5 1 1 1 0 0
3 Cle 79 0 25 42 59.5% 228 0 1 5.4 3 0 5 46 9.2 2 1 1 9 1 0 2 2 0
4 Pit
5 BYE Bye Week
6 Car
7 @NYG
8 GB 47 0 14 21 66.7% 145 0 0 6.9 0 0 5 38 7.6 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
9 @Dal 70 0 25 37 67.6% 236 1 1 6.4 2 0 4 29 7.3 1 2 1 4 1 0 2 1 0
10 Was 35 0 17 21 81.0% 174 2 1 8.3 4 0 2 13 6.5 0 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 0
11 @Sea 56 0 13 22 59.1% 129 1 2 5.9 2 0 5 0 0.0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
12 @GB 80 0 21 30 70.0% 233 1 0 7.8 5 0 3 -5 -1.7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
13 Chi 25 0 3 8 37.5% 40 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Bal
15 Phi
16 @Cin
17 Det

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Christian Ponder  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   229 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.09 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.85 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.13 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   116 in
GREAT
Bench Press
Not Available
Minnesota Vikings Team Injury Report
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Christian Ponder: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

With Matt Cassel and Josh Freeman being free agents this offseason, Ponder -- who is slated to enter the final year of his rookie deal -- is currently the only quarterback on the Vikings' roster, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Ponder won't get the start at quarterback Sunday against the Eagles, as coach Leslie Frazier will stick with Matt Cassel.

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Ponder received clearance from his concussion Monday.

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Ponder (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against Baltimore.

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Ponder (concussion) still hasn't passed a concussion test, and coach Leslie Frazier said that he's unlikely to have any role this week against Baltimore, Fox Sports North reports.

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With Ponder (concussion) not yet cleared, Matt Cassel will most likely start at QB for the Vikings against the Ravens on Sunday, ESPN's Josina Anderson reports.

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While the decision is not yet official, with the Vikings 3-8-1, there's little incentive to rush Ponder back, especially given Cassel's solid showing in Week 13's 23-20 overtime win over the Bears
Ponder has been ruled out for the rest of Sunday's game against Chicago because of a concussion, according to the FOX broadcast.

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Ponder was taken to the locker room in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears to be evaluated for a concussion, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

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2012

With a quick release, solid instincts and rare running ability, Ponder has the skill set to become a Jeff Garcia sort of quarterback if he shows improvement. The 2011 12th overall pick threw for 1,853 yards (6.4 YPA) and 13 each of touchdowns and interceptions last year – figures that are generally promising when you take into account how weak his offensive line and receivers were. He also proved to be a skilled runner, averaging 7.8 yards per rush as he took off for 219 yards. The addition of fourth overall pick Matt Kalil gives Ponder an elite left tackle prospect to boost his protection, while fourth-round wideouts Greg Childs and Jarius Wright provide two more promising targets at receiver. That said, due to the potential absence and limited effectiveness of Adrian Peterson (ACL, MCL) and Ponder’s own durability concerns, a step forward in Year 2 is far from guaranteed.

2011

After surprising many people by taking him with the 12th pick overall in the 2011 Draft, the Vikings covered themselves slightly by trading two sixth-round picks for Donovan McNabb, lessening the chances that Ponder would start from day one. Ponder has shoulder durability issues, but he also is a mechanically sound player with good accuracy and above average athleticism. If he somehow replaces McNabb as the starter (which is unlikely), he’d have a pretty talented supporting cast centered around Percy Harvin and Adrian Peterson. Minnesota got a lot of criticism for taking him 12th overall, but Ponder has the skill set to be a good NFL starter; it just may not be this season.