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That might not thrill some Vikings fans, but if Ponder is a work in progress, he's also the guy who led the team to 10-6 record and a playoff berth in his second NFL season.
Ponder was uneven in 2012. He was dismissed by his harshest critics as a robot tasked with feeding the ball to Adrian Peterson, who accounted for most of the team's offense this season. That isn't entirely fair.