The 25-year-old Freeman signed with Minnesota three days after getting clipped by the rudderless Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 3.
Freeman struggled mightily this season over three games as a Buc and completed an abysmal 45.7 percent of his 94 attempts.
Regardless, Freeman has far more upside than middling backup Christian Ponder.
Conversely, Ponder has thrown 33 scores, in comparison to 30 interceptions, for 5,479 yards in 29 starts.
Although unable to ignite the “Cigar City,” Freeman was forced to work with terrible clowns pocket Greg Schiano.
Freeman possesses a powerful arm and has incredible physical tools.
However, Freeman also has difficulty reading a defense and is plagued with substandard vision on the gridiron.
Despite sitting at 1-4, Minnesota fields the league’s 10th ranked attack and clearly has offensive weapons that can get the ball in the end zone.
Furthermore, the Giants (0-6) have the worst defense in the NFL and Freeman should be able to gain confidence by challenging New York’s anemic secondary.
Although the Vikings won’t return to the playoffs this winter, Josh Freeman is the team’s best option and Minnesotans can finally forget about Christian Ponder.by