The Josh Freeman Saga has finally concluded. At least we hope so.
Freeman, who was released on Sept. 30 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after an unceremonious benching, has agreed to one-year deal worth $3 million with the Minnesota Vikings, according to FOX Sports NFL insider Mike Garafolo. Freeman’s agent confirmed the news on Twitter:
The 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.