Cut by Tampa Bay the quarterback is given a second chance in the NFL.
Quarterback Josh Freeman has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings worth around $3 million in what is a second chance to play in the top league.
Freeman also had been linked to the Bills and Raiders since being released by the Bucs on Thursday after a tumultuous season for the quarterback and the team that made him the 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft.
The Vikings add Freeman to a quarterback depth chart that already includes Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel – who started in place of an injured Ponder in Minnesota’s only win of the season.
Freeman will earn more than $11.4 million before he becomes a free agent at the end of the season after his deal with the Vikings is added on top of the $2.479 from Tampa Bay at the start of the season and a fee f $5.9 million for the termination of his contract after just a month of the season.
The Vikings now have three quarterbacks on their books with Christian Ponder still listed as their start despite trying to overcome a rib injury.