Josh Freeman has been announced as the starter for the Minnesota Vikings when they take on the New York Giants on Monday Night Football. The plan all along was to give Freeman a shot to start this year and see what he could do as the Vikings front office evaluates their options. Freeman’s exit from the Buccaneers and head coach Greg Schiano is still not over as the NFL prepares to investigate how confidential information was leaked, but he attempts to move on and continue his career. Unfortunately for Freeman, he has to do it on a nationally televised game.
This also confirms what most Vikings fans have known for a while. Christian Ponder, the 12th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft, is not the answer for the Vikings as a starter and his future at this point looks bleak there. The Vikings also have Matt Cassell on the roster who has seen some action as well. If the Vikings have found something in Freeman, he could potentially take over as the starter not only this year but going forward into the future. If not, the Vikings are looking to find the answer in the NFL Draft or free agency again.