BREAKING: Josh Freeman signs one year deal

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com/Network Freeman  has signed a one year deal with our Minnesota Vikings for $3 million – a similar figure to Cassel’s salary. It is slightly higher.

Considering how quickly he will have to pick up the playbook to make an impact over the course of the contract, it seems curious. Surely, Ponder’s days as a starter are numbered. Clearly, Cassel did not do quite enough. I still think #16 starts against the Panthers next week. More to come.

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4 Responses to “BREAKING: Josh Freeman signs one year deal”

  1. FIsher says:

    This just further complicates the struggles behind center, can have nothing but a negative effect on team morale, and proves acquiring Cassel was nothing but a waste if not actually just deciding a few weeks into the season to make waste of his acquisition (which is arguably worse). Freeman will take at least a few weeks to gel with the receivers and nail down the playbook. What does this move do for this season then? How many low-mid tier quarterbacks do we need on this team?

    This going to blow up in the VIkings’ faces like the Moss trade in 2010. Hopefully this move flushes out some of the coaching staff as well.

    • purplereign57 says:

      Fisher, some of your logic and observations seem valid, and it stands to reason that most of your points are true. However, I’d like to think that the team morale would pick up some after an acquisition of a proven potentially serious upgrade at the position who is in his fifth season, and only 25 years old.
      I would like to think that Casell has been in the league long enough to understand how the business of the NFL works. I would also hope that his spirit doesn’t leave him, and especially that coaches and management are cognizant enough to assure him that he has done a pretty darn good job for them, and there is a VERY distinct possibility that he may very well remain with the team. I would definitely consider keeping him, and letting Ponder the hell go. I’d use Casell as my starter, for reasons already known, including being able to keep team morale up ( in the huddle ).
      I think also,that I would be so bold as to find ways to let MBT see some limited action, and have the opportunity to prove himself on the field. I mean really, WHY ELSE would Minnesota continue to keep him on the rroster? I’ve seen some film of him on you tube, and I think it’s quite possible that he could make some good things happen for the Viking offense ( if the o-line does their job ).
      IMHO, Freeman is an excellent pickup for the Vikings, and I’d LOVE TO SEE a good, hard shake-up of the coaching staff because of past actions. Freeman says he is “pumped” to be a Viking, soooo, I, at least, would like to see him in action, perhaps even starting, once he has familiarized himself enough with the Viking system, and see if he’s got what it takes at QB to make the Vikings successful…and winners.

      • Fisher says:

        I would not in any way be opposed to MBT getting some time in there, but mostly I just want the Vikings to win… so I’m getting frustrated with what is turning into seemingly yet another wasted season.

  2. buc4lyfe says:

    as a buc fan i am one that was extremely angry that this coach let freeman go but he regressed under this coach and yes freeman is irractic but it’s been overblown by the media and if they even cared to pay attention to how successful he was in clutch moments in the 4th quarter well it was because he was running a 2 minute offense. were running some kind of old rutgers college offense and the coach is 0-3 against rookie qb’s and 0-6 in games decided by less than a touchdown.

    guess what everyone of those games against rookie teams and close touchdowns, freeman was sitting on the bench after giving us the lead, this coach played a defense that let teams march down the field and score in less than a minute. even the saints game in week 2, the coach always decides to run 3 times and punt and leave it on the defense, he never goes for the throat. no instead he decided to kick a long field goal and give drew brees a short field. tampa bay shouldnt have let him go

    and another thing the media got ahold of all kinds of nonsense about freeman missing a team photo but no one heard about the 6 other people that missed that photo or the fact that the coach scheduled a team photo at 6am on labor day. he is a franchise qb

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