This is Josh Freeman‘s final shot at redemption. The fifth year quarterback that looked to be the franchise guy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers completely fell out of favor with that organization both for performance on the field and off the field issues. Freeman forced his way out of Tampa to get a change of scenery, a fresh perspective, and most importantly a final shot at being a starting quarterback in this league.
This is it for Freeman, his last hoorah. The big armed kid from Kansas State had plenty of chances to prove himself for the Bucs and new head coach Greg Schiano but continued to fail to do it. His numbers have frankly been woeful over the last season and a half.
Freeman now has a chance to start fresh in the Minnesota Vikings organization under head coach Leslie Frazier. Talk about a perfect landing spot, the Vikings simply have no starting caliber quarterbacks on their roster right now. With only Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel on the depth chart, Freeman must be chomping at the bit. There is a reason he is starting only two weeks after he was acquired.
He is far and away their best option. He gets his first shot on the road in the bright lights of Monday Night Football against the lowly New York Giants. Once again, if there was any time Freeman should shine it would be now. The Giants feature one of the league’s worst secondaries and are going through their worst period of football in two decades. Freeman must show that he can beat a defense like this to regain his status as a starting quarterback in this league.
This is Freeman’s final shot, but will he take advantage of it? We will all see on Monday night.