Breaking Down What Josh Freeman Brings to the Minnesota Vikings

October 9, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings' signing of quarterback Josh Freeman gives the team more of what they already have—mediocrity. Freeman is another quarterback with a losing record as a starter and a less than stellar passer rating for his career.
No wonder, according to a report on NFL.com, head coach Leslie Frazier indicated that Christian Ponder has a "bright future" and general manager Rick Spielman stated that the signing of Freeman "has no determination on where Ponder is." 
The Vikings appear to be looking for the next Randall Cunningham, or the next Brett Favre. The problem is that Freeman comes to Minnesota with nowhere near the credentials that either of those two veterans did when they showed up.
In his fifth NFL season, Freeman can boast as many winning seasons as a starter as Ponder—one. In 2010 he led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 10-6 record, the same record that Ponder finished with last season. Unlike Ponder, it did not result in a playoff bert...

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