After being thrust into a starting role before he was ready, Josh Freeman has been taking some time to learn the offense much better. Freeman has had three weeks since hi initial start and is working hard to be ready whenever the team calls on him again.
“I’m making a lot of progress from my first game,” Freeman said. “I can’t speak for the coaches. I can’t speak for Leslie. I’m just working as hard as I can. When they need me to go in I plan to go in and play well, whenever that may be. Nobody in the NFL doesn’t want to be the starter.”
Right now, Christian Ponder is the team’s starter with Matt Cassel acting as his backup. With the dislocation of Ponder’s non-throwing shoulder in the win against the Washington Redskins, this may be the opportunity that Freeman needs to work his way up the depth chart.
We’ll have to wait and see if Freeman gets another shot at quarterback for the Vikings this year, but one thing is for certain: he will be MUCH better prepared this time around.