What I liked about Ponder last year is he never complained. At least not that I recall.
Because I SURE could have complained for him!
Where is my blocking? These are the WR's you are giving me? These scrubs?
He typically said "I just have to play better".
SO IF the Vikes have given him better blocking and WR's, and the full offseason with the Squad makes a difference, then with luck we will see a Better QB this year.
He made some really nice plays as a Rook, and some really terrible throws as well. It is positive he seems to have bulked up.
You got to stay on the field.