Josh Freeman agrees to one-year deal with Vikings
Vikings!!! — Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) October 7, 2013The fifth-year quarterback made a Pro Bowl appearance in 2010 and will be eased into action because of the Vikings’ powerful running game. One must assume the Vikings are eager to see immediate improvement from third-year quarterback Christian Ponder or they will turn to the high upside of Freeman.
Vikings wanted him for a 2 year deal but josh wanted 1. It's on Ponder to play his butt off to keep his job. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 7, 2013
Vikings ownership was also VERY supportive of this. Spielman told Freeman how much he loved him coming into the draft — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 7, 2013The Vikings play the Panthers Sunday in Minnesota on FOX. Veteran wide receiver Greg Jennings immediately showed his support for Freeman on Twitter:
Welcome aboard Josh! RT @nfl: Josh Freeman, Vikings agree to one-year deal (per @RapSheet): http://t.co/oIuxRT8YAW — Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) October 7, 2013Freeman was the 17th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but his future in Tampa Bay was uncertain after a rift between he and head coach Greg Schiano emerged. Curtis Conway and Jill Arrington came through with some analysis of the deal: