Report: Leslie Frazier Didn’t Want FreemanOctober 10th, 2013
NBC Sports NFL analyst and former Bucs QB Shaun King dropped an interesting couple of Josh Freeman tidbits on the Ron and Ian show on WDAE-AM 620 this morning.
King said he was in touch with folks in the Vikings organization and learned that Freeman’s arrival was not blessed by the Minnesota head coach and Freeman turned down a bigger contract.
“They tried to get Josh to sign a two-year deal. But Josh and his camp wanted to just stay with the rest of this season. Leslie Frazier, you know, won’t handle it like Greg Schiano did, but Leslie Frazier really wasn’t in favor of bringing Josh Freeman in,” King said. “This was [general manager] Rick Spielman and the owner who overruled the head coach and said, ‘No. We’ve kind of figured out what Christian Ponder is. We want to see what Josh Freeman can bring this team.’”
Joe wonders whether Freeman knew before he signed whether Frazier wasn’t cheering the move. Perhaps the chance to start for a decent team and revive his career was enough for Freeman?