The San Francisco 49ers signed Christian Ponder on Tuesday, giving them some much needed camp depth. Colin Kaepernick has not thrown in practice since Wednesday, and Thad Lewis tore his ACL on Sunday. Ponder is not exactly a good quarterback, but he’ll be in camp to compete with Blaine Gabbert and Jeff Driskel. At the very least, he gives the team another arm for Saturday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
In signing Ponder, the 49ers now have three quarterbacks from the 2011 NFL Draft on their roster. Gabbert was selected No. 10 overall, Ponder was No. 12, and Kaepernick was No. 36.
Back in 2011, former 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci did a segment with NFL Network talking with both Gabbert and Ponder. Mooch does a lot of these segments, and this was a fun one. He broke down a couple plays each with Ponder and Gabbert. They discussed what happened on the plays, and then drew them up on the board while answering questions from Mooch. Some video is still around from that, so enjoy!