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.
Source: If the #Vikings can get Josh Freeman ready to go this week, prepared with their plays to their satisfaction, he’ll be the starter.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2013
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.