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History shows some second-year QB success

Christian Ponder (Leon Halip/Getty)

As Christian Ponder enters his second season, what does recent NFL history say about second-year quarterbacks that were starters as rookies? We look at a dozen such cases and find mostly improvement in the second season.

If the Vikings are to compete in the Murderer's Row that the NFC North has become, they're going to need Christian Ponder to step up and become the player that the organization believed he would be when he was selected with the 12th pick of the 2011 draft. The jury is definitely out on whether Ponder has what it takes to become a true NFL star. In 10 starts (11 games) last year, Ponder...

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