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Yary believes Ponder is the best Vikings' QB since Tarkenton, Kapp

Former Vikings' offensive lineman Ron Yary told the Pioneer Press that he believes Christian Ponder is the best quarterback Minnesota has had since Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp were barking out signals.
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Former Vikings' offensive lineman Ron Yary told the Pioneer Press that he believes Christian Ponder is the best quarterback Minnesota has had since Fran Tarkenton and Joe Kapp were barking out signals.

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