CJ did a great job in the previous entry of detailing some of QB Christian Ponder’s success in big-spot moments, contradicting some of the criticisms the Vikings 1st-round pick has received from the likes of Trent Dilfer, even though he’s yet to take the field in the NFL.
Now, we don’t want to annoint Ponder as the next Tom Brady or Joe Montana just yet. He hasn’t stepped foot on an NFL field, so I don’t want to assume he’s going to be a clutch performer when we need him to be that. However, I’ve come across a few other interesting tidbits on Ponder that contradict what Dilfer and others have said. Here they are…
– In total on 3rd downs, Ponder had a college passer rating of 131.0 and a TD/INT ratio of 20-8.
– In 4th quarter come-from-behind wins, Ponder had a 67.5% completion rate with a 160.7 college passer rating and a 2-0 TD/INT ratio.
– 41 of Ponder’s 45 third-down completions were for either TDs or 1st downs in 2010.
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