Last year, Christian Ponder led the Minnesota Vikings to an improbable playoff berth.

Or, if you look at it from another angle:

Last year, the Minnesota Vikings made the playoffs in spite of Christian Ponder.

Ponder finished the 2012 season with 18 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and 2,935 yards passing, numbers that weren’t indicative of a franchise NFL quarterback, let alone a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback. And after an ugly Week 1, in which the third-year pro threw three interceptions in a 34-24 loss to the Detroit Lions, former Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton and fantasy football expert John Hansen agreed that they’ve seen enough of Ponder.

“It’s over for Ponder in Minnesota, Fran. He doesn’t have it. So, I’ve turned the page, sir,” Hansen said Thursday on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio’s Fantasy Fran.

“You did the right thing,” Tarkenton replied. “What he is, is what you get. He’s not gonna get any better. That’s what you’ve got. He looks like a deer in headlights.

“He’s a nice kid,” Tarkenton continued. “He can throw, he can run, he just doesn’t understand how to play. You cannot coach a quarterback how to play. And unfortunately, he’s not making any progress. And I see a long, long year for our Vikings, my friend.”

Tarkenton also clarified why he was ready to give up on Ponder, despite the fact that the Florida State alum is just 25 years old.

“If you could coach a quarterback to greatness, then we’d have a lot of great quarterbacks,” Tarkenton said. “You can’t do that. They all got the same coaches, they all got the same playbooks, they all read against the same defenses. Either you understand it and it clicks, and you understand where to go with the football, or you don’t. And he’s not there.”

Listen below to hear what quarterback Hansen and Tarkenton compared Ponder to, and tune into Fantasy Fran, Thursdays at 4 pm ET on XM channel 87 and Sirius channel 210.

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