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Christian Ponder

28-Year-Old Quarterback – Free Agent

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The Raiders signed Ponder to a one-year deal earlier this offseason after four disappointing seasons in Minnesota. He will serve as the back-up quarterback behind Derek Carr and barring any injuries, ...

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 229   DOB: 2/25/1988  College: Florida State  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Broncos in December of 2015.

December 8, 2015  –  Christian Ponder News

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Ponder was released by the Broncos on Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post 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
2014 26 Min 2 22 44 50.0% 222 0 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 4 16 4.0 1 0 0
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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
2014 26 Min 2 8.2 8.2 8.2 45.8 111 0.0 4.5 6 11 4 0 2 1 0
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Christian Ponder 2015 Game Log
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Christian Ponder: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Broncos will sign Ponder, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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The Broncos are expected to work out Ponder on Wednesday.

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Ponder will work out for the Cowboys on Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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The Raiders released Ponder on Saturday, Bill Williamson of ESPN.com reports.

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Ponder is expected to be released by the Raiders, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

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Ponder is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Raiders, ESPN reports.

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Ponder completed 22-of-44 passes for 222 yards, adding three carries for 15 yards and a touchdown, in Thursday's 42-10 loss to the Packers. He threw two interceptions and was sacked six times.

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Ponder will start in place of Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) on Thursday in Green Bay, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Despite fitting in a limited showing at Wednesday's practice, the Vikings are opting for the prudent approach by keeping their prized quarterback in the stable. In Bridgewater's stead, Ponder will be under center for the seventh time in the regular season against the Packers. With a 1-4-1 record against the division rival, he's completed 92-of-170 passes (54.1 percent) for 1,140 yards with eight touchdowns (one rushing) and five interceptions.

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2015

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2014

Ponder was less than stellar in 2013, throwing nine interceptions compared to just seven touchdowns. He was replaced part way through the year by Matt Cassel, who will begin the season at the top of the depth chart. The Vikings also picked up Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater with the last pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, so there will certainly be some clammoring for the rookie to get a chance, as well. Ponder likely fits in somewhere on the sideline this season, at least for part of it, so he probably won't be of much value outside the deepest fantasy leagues.

2013

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 his rookie year. Of course, Adrian Peterson is there to take off some heat, and the additions of Greg Jennings and first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson should more than replace nine games of the departed Percy Harvin. But Ponder would need to take a seismic leap to be even an average NFL signal caller. He does have some running ability – 253 yards and two scores last year – but not enough to move the needle given his overall profile.

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.