The New York Giants signed Josh Freeman as a back up quarterback during free agency, but he may have his eyes set on a larger prize. As far as Freeman is concerned, he still has the ability to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
“I still view myself as a starting-caliber quarterback,” Freeman said, via NJ.com. “I love the situation because I have the opportunity to be around a guy that really had a lot of success, year after year and continues to win and get his team to the playoffs consistently. It’s a really, really cool opportunity.”
Freeman had an opportunity to show he was capable of being a starter after being signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 2013, but he was horrendous during his first start. Freeman is hoping to learn from that experience and get his trip back on the right track.
“Looking back, maybe not as prepared as I’d like to have been for the situation, or as much as I thought going into the situation,” Freeman said. “But like anything in your past, it’s an experience to learn from.”
Eli Manning is the unquestioned starter of the Giants, so Freeman is not going to get a chance to start anytime soon, but he is still a young player that has plenty of time left in his career.