Christian Ponder to 49ers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

August 16, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The San Francisco 49ers added some depth behind the quarterback battle between Colin Kaepernick and Blaine Gabbert Tuesday, as they signed Christian Ponder.
The team announced the move after ESPN's Josina Anderson reported that the Niners inked the former Minnesota Vikings first-round draft pick to a one-year contract.
"I’ve been sitting at my house, doing yardwork and painting the house," Ponder said, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Then I got a call."
Ponder signed with the Oakland Raiders during the 2015 offseason, but he was released prior to the start of the regular season. The Denver Broncos signed Ponder as insurance late in the campaign before cutting him in December.
He previously spent the first four seasons of his career with the Vikes, going 14-21-1 in 36 career starts and throwing for 6,658 yards, 38 touchdowns and 36 interceptions while adding another seven scores on the ground.
The former Florida State stando...

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