Oct 21, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) warms up prior to the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Despite struggles, Freeman remains starter for Vikings

After a terrible performance on Monday Night Football, Josh Freeman showed the Minnesota Vikings some of the reasons why they should have stayed away from signing the former Buc. He completed 20 passes out of 53 attempts, with 16 overthrown balls. To put that into perspective, Peyton Manning has thrown a total of 16 overthrown balls so far this season; Freeman did it in one game.

Yet, despite all of the problems that came about on Monday, Freeman has been named the starter for the Vikings once again by coach Leslie Frazier.  According to ESPN,

Frazier said Freeman’s issues had more to do with mechanics than preparation, pointing to a number of throws where the quarterback didn’t square his shoulders. In Frazier’s eyes, those mistakes are easy to fix.

“The ball kind of sailed on him a few different times, but I don’t think it was a lack of preparation,” Frazier said.

The Vikings are currently 1-5 on the season, and they already had their bye week. Their remaining schedule consists of Green Bay, Dallas, Washington, Seattle, Green Bay, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and Detroit. Looking ahead, it will be a tough remainder of the season for Minnesota, and it will be hard to judge when they will get their next, especially with so much drama with the quarterback position. Freeman’s start on Sunday will mark the third Vikings quarterback with two starts this season. Keep in mind they’ve only played six games thus far.

What do you think of the Vikings’ woes? Will they be able to get another win this season, and if so, against who? Leave a comment below.

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