Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder Is NFL's Quarterback of the Future

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Minnesota Vikings: Christian Ponder Is NFL's Quarterback of the Future
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Yesterday, rookies Christian Ponder and Cam Newton displayed why they are the NFL's future at the quarterback position.

Ponder led the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 win—the first of his career—against Newton and the Carolina Panthers.

His victory didn’t come without a late-drive scare from Newton, who completed a 44-yard pass to Brandon LaFell on a 4th-and-14 play that helped set up a game-tying field-goal attempt.

We all know what Newton has done this season, and we all know he’s a budding superstar, but Ponder displayed five things on that game-winning drive that show why he, and Newton, are the QBs of the future in the NFL.

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