It’s been a tough run of late for Josh Freeman, so let’s look on the bright side: he is clearly the best unsigned quarterback in late-offseason free agency, the first player at his position who should get a call if there’s an injury.
Freeman’s résumé is uncommonly strong for a player seeking work, which places him atop of list of quarterbacks on our All-Unemployed Team. For one thing, the 26-year-old Freeman is roughly 20 months older than Andrew Luck. Also, he has recent starting experience, with four starts a season ago. And you don’t have to dig all that deep in his past performances to find a 25-touchdown, six-interception campaign in 2010.
It is now, as Freeman finds himself between jobs again, that he hopefully can look on the bright side. He has done a lot for a 26-year-old, and there is time left for him to do the work he wants. It will be not easy to regain an NFL foothold, but his would not be the most unlikely comeback story.