Found November 30, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
Eden Prairie, Minn. -- Christian Ponder already has an offseason goal. Meeting with the legend he was drafted to succeed. Ponder told FOXSports.com that he has never spoken with Brett Favre, who had officially retired for real this time several months before the Minnesota Vikings used a 2011 first-round pick on the former Florida State standout. Ponder, though, said he has recently chatted with "people in the (Vikings) organization about maybe going and hanging out with him for a couple of days." "We're going to bring that up and try to take advantage of that," Ponder said Thursday. If such an encounter does take place, Ponder will be able to pick Favre's brain on the secrets that have made him a future Hall of Fame inductee. Ponder also can gain further perspective on a question that the Vikings themselves surely want to get answered: Exactly how long does it take to successfully replace a quarterback of Favre's standing? Dallas, Denver and San Fra...
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