Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) passes against the Tennessee Titans in the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Release QB Bethel-Thompson

August 30, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson (4) runs on a keeper during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Today, the Vikings released quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson.  The move was made to free up a roster spot for newly acquired quarterback Josh Freeman.

Although the quarterback has never seen action in a regular season game, both Vikings management and fans seem optimistic about his future as a signal caller.  Bethel-Thompson has a cannon for an arm and has been working the last couple seasons on his touch and accuracy.  He has appeared on the roster as a third string quarterback for the last two years and acted as the backup quarterback last game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The team will most likely attempt to try to sign McLeod back on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

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  • Ramon Lang

    This team is lost!! Thompson a way better QB than Ponder. Another head scratcher!!

    • Nick McNelis

      I like MBT but he hasn’t done anything to be considered better then Ponder. Come on man. We got Cassel until his old habits come around, then we plug in Freeman. Could be a long ass season

      • Daniel Laxen

        When Cassel hits the wall Freeman will take over. The Packer game is where I predict it goes down. You don’t pay a guy $3 million to be your back up…

        • Ramon Lang

          Vikings front office is lost so freeman will sit.

        • Daniel Laxen

          So I guess Minnesota pays a QB $3 million to be inactive…SMFH?