There’s a saying in football that if a team has two quarterbacks, it means they don’t have one.
But a team with three?
Welcome to the 2013 Minnesota Vikings.
According to multiple reports (none of which were surprising), Josh Freeman will start the Vikings’ Week 7 contest on Monday night against the New York Giants.
After starting 60 games (including three this season) for Tampa Bay since he was drafted 17th overall by the Buccaneers in 2009, the 25-year old Freeman was released on October 3, signing with Minnesota three days later.
Free from a dysfunctional situation in Tampa Bay, Freeman has a great situation to work back into becoming the quarterback he showed the potential to be. The 1-4 Vikings are already behind the 8-ball in the NFC North this season, but with pieces on offense like Greg Jennings, Kyle Rudolph and um, Adrian Peterson, Freeman finds himself in a position to succeed.
The Vikings could start having success if a 2010 version of Freeman shows up against the Giants this week. That quarterback completed 61.4 percent of his passes for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns, against just six interceptions.
The strength of the Minnesota offense will continue to be the running game as long as Peterson is healthy, but if Freeman and coach Leslie Frazier can pick their spots to attack in the passing game, it could spell good things for the Vikings.