The fall of Josh Freeman has been spectacular to watch in that no one could have foreseen just how epically tremendous his fall from grace would be. A few years ago, Freeman was a Pro Bowl quarterback on pace to fully kicks tart his career as a Ben Roethlisberger 2.0 type of leader but now he’s less likely to get work than almost every other quarterback in the NFL.
Freeman’s desire to get better is being questioned by almost everyone, including NFL Network analyst Gil Brandt. The view that Brandt has is shared almost universally in the NFL and it highlights the sad state of affairs for a once promising quarterback.
“When Freeman was jettisoned by the Bucs, ending a rocky relationship, I thought he still had a chance to do something in the NFL, because he did have some talent. But I think I was wrong about him. I’m not sure if he has the desire to get better. At this point, I think Vince Young, who is out of football altogether, is better than him. I’m not sure if Freeman will get another chance in the league, though I could see someone bringing him into camp on a minimum salary.
Freeman was run out of Tampa Bay by Greg Schiano — a guy who barely knew what he was doing but had the right sense to jettison Freeman. He then never caught on with a Vikings team that was a step short of pulling fans out of the crowd to put under center and that has crippled Freeman.
You want to say he’ll get another shot somewhere, but it’s really hard to say that at this point.