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.”
Frazier also said Christian Ponder would be the backup and Matt Cassel the third.
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.