The quarterback-needy Niners have found a veteran helper.
Ponder isn't about to save the day, but he brings experience with 36 (comprehensively up-and-down) career starts at the pro level. He spent time with the Broncos last season, but was quickly cut free.
Ponder will likely suffer an equal fate if and when Kaepernick returns to action. Barring some sort of wild on-field uprising, Ponder, in 2016, is the dictionary definition of a camp arm.