When the Minnesota Vikings signed Josh Freeman, only to then start him once and bench him, it seemed like his career was an in irreversible tailspin. His days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were very much over and it seemed he had burned his bridges with the Vikings as well.
But while Freeman returning to the Vikings is a long shot anyway you look at it, there’s still amino chance that he’s brought back to Minnesota in 2014 under the new leadership. According to ESPN.com blogger Ben Goessling, a return to Minnesota for Freeman is unlikely but new offensive coordinator Norv Turner might want to get a better look at him.
Unlikely, though Freeman’s arm strength could make him an intriguing option for new offensive coordinator Norv Turner. But bringing Freeman back would likely mean the Vikings would have to regain his trust, and convince themselves that they’d seen enough from Freeman’s practice performances and work habits to move forward with him. It’s hard to see that happening at this point.
Freeman no doubt showed some flashes with the Buccaneers but those flashes may have been in a pan and his best days may be behind him. As far as Turner bringing him back, there’s a chance he’ll do it but the Browns passed on Freeman when they needed a quarterback a decision that Turner was likely a part of.