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49ers' Christian Ponder: Promoted to backup
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49ers' Christian Ponder: An option to start if QB change is made
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A locker room source stated that "Ponder is the best quarterback on the roster," CSN Bay Area reports.

While the locker room source doesn't make the decisions for the 49ers, they did suggest that there is some support for Ponder to start within the locker room. The third-string quarterback has a similar skill set to Gabbert in that he doesn't take too many shots downfield and also possesses the ability to run the ball. Ponder does have a career completion percentage nearly four points higher than the current 49ers' starter, so he may address Gabbert's wild inaccuracy issue. Regardless of whoever Chip Kelly favors, it appears a change is looming after a 1-4 start.

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49ers' Christian Ponder: Makes a strong case to make team Thursday
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Ponder completed eight of his 14 pass attempts for 101 yards in Thursday's preseason finale. While he didn't throw a touchdown, he rushed for two scores to seal a win for the 49ers.

Ponder's case has become an interesting one with two strong performances this preseason despite only spending three weeks with the team. Blaine Gabbert is projected to be the team's starter and Colin Kaepernick had his first strong showing of the preseason Thursday, so Ponder isn't close to a lock to make the 53-man roster. That being said, he has looked strong in Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense and it wouldn't be surprising to see him back up Gabbert if the 49ers opt to part ways with the polarizing Kaepernick.

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49ers' Christian Ponder: Survived first round of roster cuts
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Ponder remains on the 49ers' 75-man roster in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against the Chargers.

Ponder was brought in to provide quarterback depth while Colin Kaepernick was sidelined. He opened eyes with a strong preseason debut against the Broncos on Sept. 20, but regressed with a lackluster showing last week against the Packers. The fact that Ponder wasn't cut this week indicates that there is an outside chance that he could make the team as a backup if San Francisco opts to part ways with Kaepernick, who didn't impress in his preseason debut Friday.

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49ers' Christian Ponder: Looks good in debut Saturday
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Ponder completed 7-of-8 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos on Saturday. He also added 21 yards and another touchdown on two carries.

Ponder shined in his debut with the 49ers despite joining the team just four days prior. He was brought on to serve as a placeholder until Colin Kaepernick (shoulder) returns, but his stellar production -- albeit against backup defenders -- has to immediately put him in the conversation to possibly make the team as a third-stringer. It looks like Kaepernick could return this Friday against the Packers, so it will be interesting to see how the 49ers use Ponder and rookie backup Jeff Driskel in that game.

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