One last thing I will say in defense of Musgrave, on a strategic level (what he has been trying to do with Ponder to make the best of a bad situation at WR) I kind of applaud what the guy is doing, however tactically (in-game play calling) sometimes he's doing stuff where you just look at it and say wha-f*#$. One other thing I will say is that before the game vs. Detroit, he basically said "Look, we've had problems with the passing game, we've taken steps to correct this and we expect IMMEDIATE RESULTS." It looks like he got them and I have to say that when you consider that Percy didn't play at all, this was a brilliant game by Ponder.
As far as his ceiling goes, Matt Shaub would is a nice comparison, another would be Alex Smith when he's playing well, but I feel that we can rely more on Ponder to pass the ball than the 9ers do on Smith. Another guy to look at is Andy Dalton right now, 39-59 passes for 429 yards, 6 TDs and 0 INTs in the past 2 weeks. I feel like Ponder could achieve those numbers if he had AJ Green to throw to. Overcoming that cold streak he had is going to be very important for his future as a starting QB and hopefully he learned a lot from it.