Vikings QB Christian Ponder went 2-9 as a starter while throwing 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, which was a poor rookie season. But it was not all bad.
He learned and gained experience, which is why he will be much improved this season.
The Vikings have struggled the past few seasons, but Ponder will help them get back on their feet this season. Do not expect them to be a playoff team in the tough NFC North, but progress is a key.
Progress is what Ponder will be making. Here are five reasons he will be a better quarterback this season.