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2011 NFL Draft serves as warning to QB-needy teams

By Sessler, Marc Quarterbacks Jake Locker, Blaine Gabbert and Christian Ponder all underwhelmed in the years after their selections in the 2011 NFL Draft. Should they serve as a warning for QB-hungry teams this Thursday?

Source: National Football League

Thoughts from our readers on Christian Ponder’s trade value


Tuesday’s opening of NFL free agency was a flurry of activity. I was getting ready to leave the studio to go record our weekly Sports Over Beers podcast, when a piece of surprising news floated across my Tweetdeck.

That Jacksonville Jaguars traded Blaine Gabbert for something of value.

San Francisco parted ways […]

If Blaine Gabbert nets 6th rounder, what is Christian Ponder’s value?


I have to admit, I was a little surprised to see a team give up a sixth-round pick for failed quarterback Blaine Gabbert, as Adam Schefter reported Tuesday.

Jacksonville traded QB Blaine Gabbert to SF for a 6th round pick, per sources.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2014

In a […]

Christian Ponder, Josh Freeman among quarterbacks under fire

By Brian Billick NFL Media analyst

There are 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL, but there aren’t really 32 players who can succeed at being a starting quarterback in the NFL.

If you don’t have a proven commodity at the position, the preseason can be a period during which you’re rationalizing over small sample sizes […]

Ponder says ranking him 27th-best QB in league is 'rightfully so'

by Andrew Krammer

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder didn’t scoff at a ranking that placed him near the bottom of the league’s 32 passers.

Instead, he said ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski’s leaderboard that placed Ponder at No. 27, was right.

“The 27th ranking, probably is rightfully so with how I’ve […]

Zulgad: Not even Peyton Manning had as easy of night as Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder will have at least one thing going for him as he prepares for the Minnesota Vikings’ second preseason game on Friday night at Buffalo. The third-year quarterback will be extremely well rested.

Ponder played only two snaps in the Vikings’ 27-13 exhibition loss on Friday to Houston at the Metrodome, completing his first […]