The “what-if” scenario involving the possibility of Matt Cassel continuing to win and play well is off the table after the Vikings’ 35-10 loss to the Panthers at Mall of America Field on Sunday.
“He has to play better, there’s no question about it,” coach Leslie Frazier said. “I want to go back and evaluate what Matt did in this ballgame and make a determination [on next week’s starter] as we go this week.”
With the Vikings 1-4 and having already benched Christian Ponder, all eyes now turn to Freeman, the former Buccaneers first-round pick who signed with the Vikings last Monday. But will he be ready to play when the Vikings travel to play the winless Giants in a “Monday Night Football” game?
“I’m not sure,” Frazier said. “We’ll take a look when we get with him this week and see where he is. We’ve done some things with him in this first week. We’ll see.”