Vikings Sign Quarterback Josh Freeman
(NEW YORK) — The Josh Freeman free agent tour is over as the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback has decided to sign with the Minnesota Vikings.
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported that Freeman signed a one-year deal worth $3 million with the team.
With an injury to starting quarterback Christian Ponder, the team will see if Freeman can come in and inject new life into the team.
Ponder is recovering from a fractured rib, but was ineffective when he was on the field. He was completing 59.0% of his passes and had thrown five interceptions to just two touchdowns.
For Freeman, he finds a new team after a messy divorce from the team that made him the 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft. He and head coach Greg Schiano clashed, and the relationship was unable to be salvaged.
The 25-year-old Freeman started three games this season and completed just 45.7% of his passes and threw two touchdowns compared to just three interceptions.
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