That would be Freeman's only moment in the spotlight for the Vikings and it turned out to be a disaster. Freeman went from being the starter to being the No. 3 quarterback who never saw the light of day again. On Monday, it would appear his Vikings nightmare has come full circle.
Many were shocked that the New York Giants signed Freeman, considering they were the team that he played so awful against in his only start. However, the Giants had apparently seen enough before they got into the minicamp seasons, releasing Freeman last month.
Now Freeman is looking to work with the color commentator from that Monday night disaster.
NFL.com's Gil Brandt tweeted Monday that Freeman is looking to work with former head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden and quarterback guru Terry Shea over the next couple of weeks.
Aside from his game duties, Gruden has become a fixture on ESPN working with rookie quarterbacks in his QB Boot Camp segments prior to the draft. In those sessions, the typically laudatory Gruden puts the young QBs through their paces and breaks down their game film. One can only imagine what Gruden will come up concerning the only game he saw in person of Freeman.
It's unclear whether Freeman believes that working out with Gruden will be the fast track to getting signed by another team, but, just as bizarre as it seemed when the Giants, the only team that saw just how bad Freeman was as a Viking, would sign him, his workout with a coach no longer coaching in the league makes just as little sense.
John Holler has been writing about the Vikings for more than a decade for Viking Update. Follow Viking Update on Twitter and discuss this topic on our message boards. To become a subscriber to the Viking Update web site or magazine, click here.