Josh Freeman

Giants officially sign Freeman

The Giants have officially signed Josh Freeman, the team announced. It is a one-year deal (Vacchiano, April 16).

“I’m definitely excited about being a part of this great organization,” Freeman said in a release. “Obviously, it’s a chance to go play quality football, learn from some great coaches, learn from a great quarterback in Eli (Manning) and just be a part of a great organization. The atmosphere is great here, great facilities. Everyone I’ve met has been awesome. Yeah, I’m definitely looking forward to it.”

He was released by the Bucaneers in October 2013, and was later signed by the Vikings. He appeared in four games last season, with 63 completions for 761 yards. He had two touchdowns and four interceptions.

In his career, Freeman has 80 touchdowns and 67 interceptions. He’s also rushed for four touchdowns, all coming in 2011 with Tampa Bay.


I watched him here in Florida and he's a loser. Giants wasted money on him.

Michael Frias
Michael Frias

@WoodsideNative They signed him to push Nassib and Painter to emerge as the clear cut backup.

One or two of those three are getting cut before Week 1.

And the one that does make it, they hope he never even attempts a pass, unless it's in a mop up role.

Giants have to carry 4 QBs this season to cover all the OTA drills with Eli still recovering.  They usually waste a late round pick on a QB then cut him.  Think Rhett Bohmar, Andre Woodson.

Why does everyone get so bent out of shape when it comes to the QB depth chart?  If Eli stay s healthy, I could be the backup QB, and it wouldn't matter.