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Golden Nuggets: Christian Ponder is our future

Sunday, August 21st, 2016 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from around the Internet.

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Christian Ponder was the best quarterback on the football field on Saturday, and that is truly depressing. Ponder is, of course, a special player for me, as he is the one I consider to have completely ruined my "perfect game" as it were. See, if you've been around Niners Nation for a long while, you may know that I took a good deal of pride in my quarterback evaluations, and didn't recognize any big misses until I completely and utterly doubled down on Ponder pre-draft.

I mean, I went in hard on him. Arguments were had. Insults were thrown. People who'd done nothing wrong were yelled at because they'd done nothing wrong while also not being particularly fond of Ponder. And then he came into the league and he was terrible. He's still terrible -- don't get me wrong. I've given up on my Ponder pick. That ship has sailed, realized it had forgotten to pack the sales and then sunk in shallow waters on the return voyage.

But he just had to kick me while I'm down by going out there and looking vaguely like he might know how to play the position. The nerve of some people, I tell you what. Anyway, let's get to your links because I haven't got all night.

49ers WR Bryce Treggs suffers MCL tear (Biderman)

Some things to Ponder from 49ers' 31-24 win in Denver (Barrows)

49ers play quality preseason game, beat Broncos, 31-24 (Biderman)

Kelly: Gabbert has good understanding of 49ers' offense (Maiocco)

49ers pick up pace in win over Broncos (Inman)

Blaine Gabbert's competition with Colin Keapernick can finally begin (Biderman)

Top tight end? Third RB? Fourth receiver? Where things stand on 49ers' roster (Barrows)

Eric Reid gets a pick-six in first preseason action (Biderman)

Mailbag: Will 49ers carry two or three quarterbacks? (Maiocco)

Colin Kaepernick has extended throwing session before Broncos game (Biderman)

Loser of 49ers' QB battle is actually a winner (Biderman with annoying autoplay video and sound)

49ers 31, Broncos 24: Grades (Cohn)