Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) laughs during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN's Ed Werder Expects Freeman To Start Sunday

ESPN’s Ed Werder isn’t the type of reporter that throws wild speculation out.  When he states something, he usually has some kind of inside information to back it up.

An earlier leak from Jerome Simpson said that Ponder would most likely be the Vikings starting quarterback on Sunday.  However Werder disagrees with Simpson’s statement and stated on Twitter that Freeman is expected to be the guy who gets the nod.

Werder FullWerder continued to tweet about the Vikings quarterback situation, dismissing the idea that Christian Ponder would give the team the best chance to win if Freeman was healthy.

Werder 2Who do you believe, Werder or Simpson?  And who do you think should be the starter?  We won’t find out for sure until the team names their starter, which will likely happen on Friday.  Until then, the circus that is the Minnesota Vikings continues to entertain.



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  • Northwoods

    Perhaps the mindset wasn’t that Freeman gave the best chance for winning, but it was the earliest ‘safe’ opportunity to check him out in a game that we should have won with Urkel at QB………

    Freeman IS the obvious choice for Sunday. Starting Ponder means one of 2 things – either Frazier is just as clueless as he looks on the sidelines, or the plan is to draft #1 next spring.
    Since it’s mystifyingly apparent we’re not going to do ANYTHING to resolve the problems on Defense, we cannot win with Ponder. He just can’t score enough points to offset what our D gives up.

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  • Northwoods

    And is it just me, or does anyone else wish we had this offense back with Favre season 1? Can you IMAGINE what he would have done with CP84, Jennings, Wright, Simpson, Webb, and Rudolph? Not to mention if for SOME reason they weren’t open he had AP to dish to.