Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) sits on the sidelines in the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings 'seriously considering' starting Josh Freeman in Week 7


Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) sits on the sidelines in the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

When the Minnesota Vikings made the move to sign former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman, many believed that it was only a matter of time until he would become the starter. As it appears, that move may come sooner rather than later.

With Christian Ponder still nursing a rib injury, at least that is what they say, and Matt Cassel putting together dreadful performances, Freeman may be their best option if they want to get another win.

According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, that is exactly what the team is “seriously considering”:

The Vikings best chance to get back in the win column comes on Monday Night Football, where they take on the New York Giants who have yet to find a win.

If the Vikings can’t rally and earn a win against one of the worst teams in the league, then they should officially throw in the towel on the season.

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  • Northwoods

    “….Cassel putting together dreadful performances….”
    Whaaaaaa??? Do you think about what you write, or do you just let the keyboard fairies do their work?
    Cassel led the team to a victory in his FIRST performance, posting the highest QB rating we’ve seen in years.
    Cassel was driving the team on the opening possession in his SECOND performance and had an errant throw, then Mustpuke reverted to his beloved bubble screens and killed any chance of Cassel being successful or the team coming back. He still managed a 71% completion rate, and totalled 248 yards off of bubble screens, something Ponder hasn’t really been capable of.
    So, what OTHER performances of Cassel’s were dreadful in your eyes this season?