Josh Freeman recently worked out with the New York Jets, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, who was told that the quarterback performed well.
Per the report, several additional teams are taking a hard look at the 27-year-old passer, who vanished off the scene last year following a disastrous stint with the Vikings in 2013.
Freeman's NFL career rests on rocky soil, but the former first-round pick offers good size -- he's 6-foot-6, 240 pounds -- with plus athleticism. It's just everything else that's been the problem. Freeman was signed last April by the Giants only to be released six weeks later. His commitment to the game has been questioned.
Freeman threw 27 touchdowns to just 17 picks for Tampa Bay in 2012, but that feels like eons ago. He was cut by the Bucs in 2013, only to reappear with the Vikings weeks later for one hyper-messy prime-time start -- his last in the NFL. Freeman desperately needs strong coaching if he's to turn his career around.
With Chan Gailey running New York's offense, the Jets have the right kind of tutor for a young passer. They already have a young project in Geno Smith, though, and might have another if Oregon's Marcus Mariota falls to Gang Green in the draft.
We're at the point in the offseason when coaching staffs are willing to sift through the rubble for diamonds in the rough and potential reclamation projects. Anyone who can make Freeman into a winner deserves a shiny blue ribbon.
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