Vikings coach Leslie Frazier just made official what seemed apparent from the day they signed Josh Freeman.
The former first-rounder will start for the Vikings Monday against the Giants, allowing him to make his debut with his new team against an 0-6 opponent.
“He has adapted to our system,” Frazier said. “I like his work ethic. He has done enough for us to say that he is ready.”
This is nothing but a test drive, as Freeman has the chance to supplant Ponder as the guy they want to move forward with. While that might ruffle some feathers, it’s also worth a shot, as Freeman has played at a higher level than Ponder has reached.