The Denver Broncos announced that they’re bringing in free agent QB Christian Ponder for a workout on Wednesday.
This comes after the news that Broncos QB Peyton Manning is out at least two more weeks, so they’re clearly looking for some temporary help while he’s out of the lineup.
Ponder, 27, hasn’t come anywhere the type of player the Vikings were hoping he could be when they used the No. 12 overall pick on him back in 2011.
The Raiders signed him to a one-year, $2.25 million contract that included a $1.5 million signing bonus back in March. However, he was among their final roster cuts at the start of the season.
Since being released, Ponder has worked out for the Cowboys and Titans, but didn’t receive an offer from either team.
Last year, Ponder appeared in just two games and threw for 222 yards while completing 50 percent of his passes to go along with no touchdowns and two interceptions.