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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - Looking back at his performance during the final four games of the 2012 regular season, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder seemed as if he was taking some significant steps in the right direction. Visibly leading his teammates in the huddle, hitting receivers in stride and simply doing the things that the Vikings expected him to do when they drafted him 12th overall in the 2011 NFL Draft. The next step in Ponder's progression is to introduce continuity into the equation.
While the Vikings have many in-house options to aid Ponder's quest including quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, both former quarterbacks. But on Wednesday, for week two of Organized Team Activities, they outsourced the task and brought in former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jeff George to mentor the young quarterback for a few days.
George only spent one season wearing Vikings purple, but he had an immediate impact on the field. Joining Minnesota for the 1999 season, George filled in for the injured Randall Cunningham and led the Vikings to an 8-2 finish throwing for 2800 yards and 23 touchdowns as he led The Purple into the playoffs ultimately losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams (Greatest Show On Turf).
While George was the epitome of an NFL journeyman (playing for five teams during his career), he's a well known name in NFL circles and the hope with Ponder is that George can relay some of that consistency that kept him relevant and effective throughout his twelve year NFL career.
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