When all is done, Josh Freeman might get paid $2 million for playing one game for the Vikings.

Once again, the quarterback was made inactive for Sunday's game against Chicago at the Metrodome.

Since signing with the Vikings on Oct. 7, Freeman has been inactive for six of eight games. The only two games he was active were Oct. 21, when he completed 20 of 53 passes in a disastrous start against the New York Giants, and Nov. 7, when he was active only because the Vikings had numerous injuries and didn't play against Washington.

When he signed a $2 million Minnesota deal for the rest of the season after being waived by Tampa Bay, many believed Freeman eventually would be the starting quarterback. But Christian Ponder has settled into that role, starting his sixth straight game and ninth of the season Sunday.