I know, I know FSU went 3-1 with E.J. Manual at quarterback after Christian’s season ending shoulder injury. In those 4 games, the overall production from the quarterback position was down about 100 yards per game.
With Ponder fully healthy and an offense that only lost 1 starter, he appears ready for a stellar senior season. In fact, FSU is launching a Heisman campaign on his behalf.
So for the sake of argument, I’m going to say that Christian Ponder is FSU’s most important offensive player.
Now let’s look at some other key players that are vital to the offense’s success this season.