Josh Freeman has forgotten what it feels like to be a starting quarterback. After being benched in Tampa Bay in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, the former first-round pick got his walking papers and landed with the Minnesota Vikings.
It was there that he got to return to the starting line up, but Freeman looked lost and was an absolute disaster on the field.
That, paired with a concussion, landed him a spot on the bench where he has not played since. However, he is beginning to feel more comfortable in the Vikings offense and he is hoping for another chance to prove what he can bring to a team as the starter.
“I’m making a lot of progress from my first game,” Freeman said, via the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I can’t speak for the coaches. I can’t speak for Leslie. I’m just working as hard as I can. When they need me to go in I plan to go in and play well, whenever that may be.
“Nobody in the NFL doesn’t want to be the starter.”
Unfortunately for Freeman, it doesn’t look like he can work his way back to the No. 1 spot without injuries to both Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. In fact, even Ponder, who is dealing with a separated left shoulder, will likely be ahead of him on the depth chart heading in to next week.