The Vikings wrapped up minicamp last week and quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson is pleased with what Christian Ponder was able to get done during the first NFL offseason in which he could work with his coaches, Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN reports.
“I think there’s no question, he’s come light years,” Johnson said. “Obviously getting a chance to work out a lot of the kinks, a lot of the problems that you find out as a young player, that’s when you get a chance to work on them is usually in the first offseason afterwards. Having been through this with a couple of other quarterbacks, I kind of know how it goes.
“They go back (and say), ‘I can’t believe I did this,’ or, ‘Oh my God, this is so clear now.’ You kind of have to put them through the paces for them to understand what’s good and bad about each play. I think he’s really done a good job with that. … He’s making the mistakes like other guys do, but as he’s going through them he learns how to work through them and he’s making many fewer mistakes because the game is starting to slow down. That’s what you look for.”