Everybody wants to compare Ponder to Pennington. The 2 guys i think of in comparison are Tim rattay and Steve Walsh. Rattay was a smart accurate guy who never had the arm to be a frontline nfl QB. He had 8 more Tds than ints and he completed 60% of his passes and his career 82 passing rating is hardly horrific but was he an effective starting caliber guy? No. How about Steve Walsh the Qb who won national championships for Miami? The Cowboys thought enough of him to use a supplemental 1st on him even though they had already drafted Troy Aikman. Walsh was smart, accurate and had good leadership abilities. But he never had a good career because his arm just wasn't strong enough.