Coach Frazier gives back-up chance to redeem himself.
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman will continue as a starter despite his struggles in the loss to the New York Giants on Monday.
Freeman will lead the offensive line against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night, with coach Leslie Frazier making him the third Vikings quarterback to have played at least two games this season.
Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel will sit despite both having already recovered from their respective injuries with the latter leading the franchise to their first win of the season last month.
Freeman signed a one-year deal with the team on October 7, but his lack of experience was laid bare during the 23-7 road loss to the Giants.
He connected on just 20 of his 53 passes and became only the second quarterback in league history to have thrown fewer than 200 yards on more than 50 attempts.
However, Frazier believes that his mistakes have been identified and they will make the necessary tweaks and adjustments ahead of the next game as they more to do with “mechanics” rather than preparation.
“The ball kind of sailed on him a few different times, but I don’t think it was a lack of preparation,” Frazier said according to ESPN.
Frazier also went on to insist that he is under no obligations from the front office to start Freeman, but would also not commit to whether or not the stand-in quarterback could be considered as the starter for the rest of the season.
Ponder has previously aired his disappointment with the situation, after admitting that he may have consider his options and do what is best for both himself and the franchise if nothing changes.