The Giants released QB Josh Freeman on Friday after a short – very short – tenure with the Giants. Freeman could not – or did not – grasp the team’s offensive playbook which led to his quick release from the team. If you’ve been following Freeman’s plummeting career, it’s not the first time he’s failed to live up to his team’s expectations.
From Pro Football Talk:
Shortly before Freeman was released, Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reported that Freeman had been pulled from a practice session in place of fellow backup quarterback Curtis Painter after Freeman lined up the offense incorrectly.
At the end of the 2013 season, USA Today reported that Freeman was late for numerous meetings and often among the last players to the facility. Said one unnamed Viking, “You could tell Josh did not know the offense.”
Eli Manning is back to full strength and Painter has also returned to health, basically negating the need for a fourth QB this summer. The Giants would rather invest in a Painter-Ryan Nassib battle for the primary backup job than fiddle around with a player like Freeman, who apparently is not going take the classroom work seriously.