15 worst Minnesota Vikings free agent signings of all-time
By Adam Patrick
It doesn’t matter how much or how little it cost for the Vikings to sign Josh Freeman in 2013. Whatever Minnesota paid him was way more than what he was worth.
The Vikings and Freeman actually agreed to a one-year contract worth about $3 million midway through the 2013 season. Minnesota thought they were getting an upgrade at quarterback, but they soon found out that was definitely not the case.
Hoping for a spark on offense, the Vikings decided to start Freeman under center just two weeks after they signed him. Unsurprisingly, this decision did not turn out very well for Minnesota.
Freeman proceeded to have one of the worst games in NFL history, completing 37 percent of his passes for just 190 yards, no touchdowns and one interception during the Vikings’ loss to the New York Giants.
That was the only game he ever appeared in for Minnesota and the team did not re-sign him after the end of the season.
Was it right for Minnesota to basically throw Freeman to the wolves after having less than three weeks to learn the offense? Definitely not.
So the blame for this free agent signing falls right on the shoulders of the Vikings just as much as it does on the quarterback they decided to add to their roster.