December 16, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 41-0. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Freeman Could Have a New Team By Sunday Night. Will it Be the Vikings?

It doesn’t happen very often that an above-average starting quarterback becomes available as a free agent in the middle of the season, but that’s exactly what has taken place this year with Josh Freeman. The Bucs’ release of Freeman kicked off an understandable feeding frenzy of speculation in markets where quarterback is perceived as an issue, including Minnesota where many fans are unhappy with the current options.

According to a new PFT report, fans pining for Freeman as a quick-fix option for their perceived quarterback woes may not have to wait much longer to find out where the QB ends up. A league source says Freeman could have a new team as early as Sunday night, though as of now no one has any clue which team that might be. I’m gonna go out on a limb and say Denver’s not in the running.

Despite the presence of two perfectly viable – if not exactly brilliant – quarterbacks on the roster, many Viking fans are holding out hope that Freeman will end up in purple. How realistic is this prospect? Apparently there is plenty of interest on Freeman’s end. I seriously doubt that there is any interest on the Vikings’ end but you never know. Maybe Rick Spielman has grown tired of the Christian Ponder project and is ready to move onto something new and potentially slightly more exciting.

Either way, it appears we will know by Sunday evening which team has won the Freeman sweepstakes.

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