Ponder
Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder
30-Year-Old QB
Free Agent
2017 Pass/Rush Stats
2018 Pass/Rush Projections
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Christian Ponder does not have an outlook written for the 2018 season.
HT: 6'2"   WT: 230 lbs.   DOB: 2/25/1988   College: Florida State   Drafted: 1st Rd, #12 Overall in 2011Show Contract
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Christian Ponder Contract Info:
Signed by the 49ers in August of 2016.
Promoted to backup
QBSan Francisco 49ers
December 18, 2016
Ponder was promoted to serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup prior to Sunday's loss to Atlanta, CSN Bay Area reports.
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Christian Ponder NFL Stats
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Christian Ponder 2017 NFL Game Log
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Measurables Overview

(Compared to other QBs)

Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   230 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.63 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.09 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.85 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   32.13 in
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Hand Length:   10.25 in
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Vertical Jump:   34 in
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Broad Jump:   116 in
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Bench Press:   0 reps
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
  1. Christian Ponder 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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, it's unlikely that he'll receive much playing time.
  2. Christian Ponder 2014 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  3. Christian Ponder 2013 Preseason 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 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.
  4. Christian Ponder 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  5. Christian Ponder 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
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Promoted to backup
QBSan Francisco 49ers
December 18, 2016
Ponder was promoted to serve as Colin Kaepernick's backup prior to Sunday's loss to Atlanta, CSN Bay Area reports.
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Chance to start if team makes QB change
QBSan Francisco 49ers
October 7, 2016
A locker room source said that "Ponder is the best quarterback on the roster," CSN Bay Area reports.
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Makes strong case for roster spot Thursday
QBSan Francisco 49ers
September 2, 2016
Ponder completed eight of his 14 pass attempts for 101 yards in Thursday's preseason finale. While he didn't throw a touchdown, he rushed for two scores to seal a win for the 49ers.
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Survives first round of roster cuts
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 31, 2016
Ponder remains on the 49ers' 75-man roster in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.
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Looks good in debut Saturday
QBSan Francisco 49ers
August 21, 2016
Ponder completed seven of eight passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos on Saturday. He also added 21 yards and another touchdown on two carries.
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