[Note by Ed Valentine, 10/16/13 3:04 PM EDT: Freeman has now reportedly been named Monday's starter.]
The Minnesota Vikings, desperately seeking some quality quarterback play, reportedly hope to turnover the reigns to recently-signed Josh Freeman Monday night vs. the New York Giants.
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
Vikings don't want to put Josh Freeman out there when he's not ready, however. If they can't get him prepared, Christian Ponder will start— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2013
The 1-4 Vikings have tried both Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel. Now they hope to turn to the 25-year-old Freeman, released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier this season due to both poor play and differences with Bucs coach Greg Schiano. Freeman was a first-round pick by the Bucs in 2009 (17th overall). After a promising 2010 season, his play deteriorated.
Here is a look at the 2013 stats for all three Minnesota quarterbacks.
|2013 - Matt Cassel||2||92||48||69||69.6||489||244.5||7.1||3||2||4||12||6||3||0||4||26|
|2013 - Christian Ponder||3||65.9||59||100||59||691||230.3||6.9||2||5||15||76||25.3||5.1||2||10||44|
|2013 - Josh Freeman||3||59.3||43||94||45.7||571||190.3||6.1||2||3||5||20||6.7||4||0||7||47|
Thoughts, Giants' fans? Does the possibility of Freeman playing concern you?
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