Josh Freeman to Minnesota Vikings: Fantasy football impact on Jerome Simpson

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Sep 8, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) drops back to pass against the New York Jets during the first quarter of a game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings decided they’d finally had enough of their quarterback situation, and opted to go out and sign free agent Josh Freeman in hopes of finding some stability at the most critical position in the game.

Freeman will earn a full $8.6M this season after being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Freeman was not as focused on the finances of his next deal, but more looking at the long-term opportunity his next team would provide him:

That includes the ability to play in the short or long term, the quality and stability of the coaching staff and the degree of the team’s interest, moreso than weighing varied financial offers. Any deal could have incentives based on how much he plays and how well he plays. The array of teams interested in him ran the gamut of some with immediate needs to some that would not seem to be as obviously in the quarterback market, sources said.

Translation: He wants to be with a team that he could remain with beyond this season. If he can rekindle his 2010 form, that’s very good news for a lot of players in Minnesota and their fantasy football prospects.

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