In a seemingly ironic twist, Josh Freeman signs with NY Giants
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Josh Freeman is now a member of the New York Giants, his agent confirmed Wednesday on Twitter.
Congrats to Josh Freeman on his deal with NY Giants— Erik Burkhardt (@ErikBurkhardt) April 16, 2014
That tweet would have read as parody several months ago.
On the surface, this seems astounding, given the level of incompetence he displayed at the Medowlands on Monday Night Football last season.
Freeman, if you had forgotten, completed just 20 of his 53 pass attempts, including an absurd number of overthrows. It's highly questionable why the coaching staff even let him play in that game. After all, he had practiced just four times with the Vikings since signing as a midseason free agent.
The Vikings scooped him up after a very public falling out with former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano. Then they deployed Freeman against the 0-6 Giants, watched him crumble and then never played him again.
Drafted 17th overall by Tampa Bay in the 2009 draft, Freeman has a 57.6 percent career completion rate in five seasons (1,164-of-2,020). He has appeared in 61 games, throwing 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported that Freeman agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants.
What do you think of the signing, Vikings fans? Will we one day look at Freeman as the one that got away?