Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) passes against the Philadelphia Eagles in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Cassel will remain Minnesota Vikings starting QB for rest of season


When the Minnesota Vikings went out and signed Josh Freeman this season to compete for the starting job, that’s exactly what we thought would happen. But whether it be Freeman’s terrible game against the New York Giants or whether it be that the Vikings never really wanted him in the first place and his signing was the doing of head coach Leslie Frazier, Freeman won’t be seeing the field this year again in a Vikings uniform unless an injury occurs.

On Monday Night Countdown, Adam Schefter reported that Matt Cassel will be the Vikings starter for the rest of the season barring an injury that would sideline him. The vote of confidence apparently comes after the Vikings saw Cassel’s performance in the last three games where he’s led the Vikings to a 2-1 record.

Freeman isn’t injured but he’s also not going to be playing. The real question here though isn’t Freeman but is Christian Ponder who’s concussion against the Chicago Bears opened up the opportunity for Cassel to start. Schefter reports that the Vikings locker room has rallied around Cassel which factored into the decision to stick with him the rest of the season. How much longer after that Cassel is with the Vikings is yet to be determined but he has a golden opportunity to prove his worth in the final games of the season.

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