The wide receiver told ESPN: "Every quarterback, you've got to give him time [to develop]. Tell me this, right now, Brett Favre, receivers around him. Aaron Rodgers, receivers around him. Christian Ponder, receivers around him.
"[Ponder] has always been a position where the stress and the pressure was on him, and he really didn't have the help around him to take that load off, outside of [running back Adrian Peterson]. That's it."
Ponder completed 2,935 passing yards in 2012.