Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) and quarterback Josh Freeman (12) look on from the sidelines during the third quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings will start Josh Freeman if he has full understanding of playbook


Josh Freeman’s contract with the Minnesota Vikings led everyone to believe that he would be getting a shot to become the team’s starting quarterback sooner rather than later, and it looks like his promotion has been accelerated and could come as early as this week against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football in Week 7.

Early Wednesday morning, news surfaced that Freeman was expected to get the start, and a few hours later Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirmed that the Vikings plan is to roll Freeman out with the first-team offense.

Of course, the team first must be satisfied that Freeman has a grasp on the playbook.

Rapoport wrote:

Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel have been very underwhelming during their opportunities, so the Vikings have nothing left to lose by giving Freeman a shot as they look to get back in the win column against the lowly Giants on Monday night.

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  • twrdh

    How hard could it be to get him caught up on the playbook? Judging by what Musgrave calls it seems to be about five plays long. Handoff to Petereson left, hand off to Peterson right, PA bootleg right, PA bootleg left, and the one I’d rather he didn’t learn five step drop and throw an interception.