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Josh Freeman | QB | New York Giants

Height: 6'6"     Weight: 248     Age: 26     Experience: 6th season     College: Kansas State     Drafted: 2009 R1 P17, Buccaneers

Historical Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2009 TB 10 320 290 158 1855 10 18 30 161 0 2 2016 10 0 1 3
2010 TB 16 542 474 291 3451 25 6 68 364 0 3 3815 25 0 0 7
2011 TB 15 606 551 346 3592 16 22 55 238 4 5 3830 20 0 2 6
2012 TB 16 597 558 306 4065 27 17 39 139 0 2 4204 27 0 3 9
  Avg 12 424 385 224 2631 16 13 38 180 1 2 2811 21 0 1 5
Season To Date Statistics
Year Team Gms Plays Att Comp Pass Yards Pass TDs Int Rush Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 300+ Yard Gms 2+ TD Gms
2013 MIN 4 53 53 20 190 0 1 0 0 0 0 190 0 0 0 0
2013 Game Logs
Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 @NYJ 210 1 1 0 0
2 NO 125 1 1 16 0
3 @NE 236 0 1 4 0
7 @NYG 190 0 1 0 0
2012 Game Logs
Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 CAR 138 1 0 13 0
2 @NYG 243 2 2 0 0
3 @DAL 110 1 1 1 0
4 WAS 299 1 1 8 0
6 KC 328 3 1 5 0
7 NO 420 3 0 13 0
8 @MIN 262 3 0 -1 0
9 @OAK 247 2 0 22 0
10 SD 210 2 0 4 0
11 @CAR 248 3 2 27 0
12 ATL 256 0 0 0 0
13 @DEN 242 2 1 7 0
14 PHI 189 2 0 13 0
15 @NO 279 0 4 8 0
16 STL 372 1 4 18 0
17 @ATL 222 1 1 1 0
2011 Game Logs
Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 DET 259 1 1 26 0
2 @MIN 243 1 1 16 0
3 ATL 180 0 2 35 1
4 IND 287 1 0 27 1
5 @SF 187 0 2 2 0
6 NO 303 2 0 3 0
7 CHI 264 2 4 0 0
9 @NO 281 1 0 8 0
10 HOU 170 1 3 25 0
11 @GB 342 2 2 5 0
12 @TEN 199 1 1 10 0
14 @JAC 181 0 2 26 1
15 DAL 148 1 0 37 0
16 @CAR 274 1 1 4 1
17 @ATL 274 2 3 14 0
2010 Game Logs
Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
1 CLE 182 2 1 34 0
2 @CAR 178 2 0 43 0
3 PIT 184 0 1 15 0
5 @CIN 280 1 1 20 0
6 NO 219 1 0 2 0
7 STL 212 1 0 40 0
8 @ARI 278 1 0 22 0
9 @ATL 189 2 2 26 0
10 CAR 241 2 0 19 0
11 @SF 136 2 0 15 0
12 @BAL 162 1 0 27 0
13 ATL 181 1 1 28 0
14 @WAS 266 1 0 10 0
15 DET 251 1 0 29 0
16 SEA 237 5 0 23 0
17 @NO 255 2 0 11 0
2009 Game Logs
Wk Opp PYd PTD Int RYd RTD
7 NE 16 0 0 5 0
9 GB 205 3 1 20 0
10 @MIA 196 1 1 35 0
11 NO 126 1 3 30 0
12 @ATL 250 2 0 14 0
13 @CAR 321 0 5 30 0
14 NYJ 93 0 3 21 0
15 @SEA 205 2 1 1 0
16 @NO 271 0 2 7 0
17 ATL 172 1 2 -2 0

Recent Player News                             News items provided by KFFL

Posted: 4/22/2014 3:57pm et

QB Josh Freeman, recently signed by the New York Giants, said he still views himself as a starting-caliber quarterback.

Huddle Up: Freeman only has had 2 seasons out of 5 with a QB rating higher than 75 and more TD passes than interceptions, and is going to have to prove to his third team in 2 seasons that his down times are in the rear-view mirror.

Posted: 4/16/2014 3:01pm et

Updating a previous item, the New York Giants agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with QB Josh Freeman. He could receive extra snaps this summer as QB Eli Manning (ankle) recovers from ankle surgery.

Huddle Up: Freeman is not that far removed from being a decent NFL quarterback, though he lost his job in Tampa Bay last year and flamed out famously in his only action with the Vikings--strangely enough, against the Giants. With Manning slowed during OTAs Freeman should get plenty of reps, and he's at minimum a solid insurance policy and a backup with upside.

Posted: 1/1/2014 12:29pm et

Free-agent QB Josh Freeman (Vikings) was late for numerous meetings in his roughly three months with the Minnesota Vikings, according to four people with knowledge of the situation. A third player said Freeman was often the last player to the facility.

Huddle Up: Freeman was thrown into the fire against the Giants without full knowledge of the playbook; he didn't see the field after that, and perhaps his... uh, lack of attention to detail is one of the reasons. Doesn't sound like he's in the Vikings' plans for 2014, which speaks volumes about the former first-rounder as Minnesota has a gaping hole at the position.

Posted: 12/27/2013 11:48pm et

Minnesota Vikings QB Josh Freeman said Friday, Dec. 27, that he would consider re-signing with the team next season. 'I definitely have interest in coming back, for sure,' Freeman said. 'It's a great organization, a great team.'

Huddle Up: The Vikes apparently don't share the sentiment as the QB has had one start -- his 20-of-53, 190-yard disaster vs. the Giants in Week 7 -- and hasn't sniffed the field since.

Posted: 10/30/2013 10:42pm et

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings have not announced a starting quarterback for Week 9, but ESPN's Ed Werder expects that the team will turn to QB Josh Freeman (concussion) again after QB Christian Ponder was unimpressive in place of Freeman in Week 8.

Huddle Up: Monte Kiffin's struggling defense has allowed four 400-yard passers through eight games. It's highly doubtful Freeman will make it five on Sunday. The Cowboys' last ranked pass defense gets a break against Minnesota.

Posted: 10/24/2013 8:19pm et

Minnesota Vikings QB Josh Freeman (concussion) has cleared part of the league's protocol for concussions, but he will be inactive in Week 8, with QB Christian Ponder getting the starting nod against the Green Bay Packers. Ponder tossed three touchdowns against the Packers last season.

Huddle Up: Ponder will be be back in the Vikings' saddle for the first time since Week 3, and while it's nothing to raise a fantasy fuss about, it has to be better news for the Vikes' pass-catchers after Freeman's disaster of a debut on Monday night.

Posted: 10/23/2013 1:29pm et

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Josh Freeman (concussion) has a concussion, and the team is preparing as if Freeman will not play Week 8. QB Christian Ponder will start if Freeman is unable to play.

Huddle Up: This is actually a good thing for the offense (not the injury, but the fact Freeman likely won't start), though not by much. Freeman was simply not ready to step in and start after one week of practice.

Posted: 10/22/2013 11:23pm et

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Josh Freeman will start in the team's Week 8 game against the Green Bay Packers

Huddle Up: Freeman had a disastrous debut to be sure, but the Vikings aren't shelling out $2 mil for only one game. At 1-5, the Vikes aren't going anywhere fast, so they're going to get a long look at what they have.

Posted: 10/22/2013 12:49am et

Minnesota Vikings QB Josh Freeman made his first start for the team in Week 7 against the New York Giants Monday, Oct. 21. He completed 20 of his 53 pass attempts for 190 yards, no touchdowns and one interception.

Huddle Up: Freeman was brutal, on a different page than his receivers and off-target all night, completing only 37.7 percent of his passes. That quashed the fantasy hopes of those starting any of the Minnesota pass-catchers and even RB Adrian Peterson. The Vikings scored their only points on Marcus Sherels' 86-yard first-quarter punt return, but look for the Vikes to write this off as a rough first outing and give Freeman another start or two.

Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Vikings agreed with free-agent QB Josh Freeman on a one-year, $3 million deal. Freeman's contract doesn't including a clause preventing the team from placing the franchise tag on him after the season. The franchise tag would be worth more than $15 million next season.

Huddle Up: The Vikings didn't bring Freeman in to be a backup; he'll get a shot at starting, maybe not this week but in the very near future. As for franchising him, if he plays well and turns the Vikings' season around it's possible they could view him as their quarterback of the future and franchise him while working on a long-term deal. However, let's let Freeman take a snap in purple before wondering if the Vikings will commit $15 million to him.

Posted: 10/5/2013 8:59pm et

The Oakland Raiders have expressed interest in free-agent QB Josh Freeman (Buccaneers) but will take their time in their pursuit of him.

Huddle Up: Freeman has ties to Raiders' offensive coordinator Greg Olson but if he signs in Oakland it will be just to back up Terrelle Pryor for now. Freeman will almost certainly have no fantasy value for the rest of the season.

Posted: 10/3/2013 5:49pm et

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released QB Josh Freeman on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Huddle Up: It quickly became apparent a divorce was imminent after the Bucs failed to find a trade partner for the former first-round pick. Three teams -- the Browns, Jaguars and Cardinals -- reportedly have said they're not interested, but definitely expect somebody to give the FA Freeman a shot.

Posted: 10/2/2013 12:44am et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano denied leaking confidential medical information to the media about QB Josh Freeman on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Huddle Up: Remember back to Week 12 last season when the Bucs entered a home showdown vs. the Falcons at 6-4 and Freeman was in the midst of a revival season with 21 TDs and 7 interceptions? Wow, how times have changed. Since then, Tampa is 1-9 and Freeman has thrown 8 TDs, 13 picks, lost his starting job and now wants to be released or traded.

Posted: 9/30/2013 10:47pm et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is a stage one participant in the National Football League's drug program, but he is not one strike away from a suspension despite being subject to random testing, according to league and player sources with knowledge of his status. Freeman has obtained a temporary use exemption for a prescription drug that normally would be on the banned list, the sources said Monday, Sept. 30.

Huddle Up: Hmmmm, perhaps this is a reason why we haven't heard about Freeman generating much interest on the trade market.

Posted: 9/27/2013 12:16pm et

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman admitted that the best option for him is probably to be traded to another team, in an interview with ESPN's Josina Anderson. 'You know, I don't for a number of reasons,' Freeman said. 'But the bottom line is, if you want things to change, something has got to change. At the end of the day, yes, I think that moving forward, that might be, that is going to be probably the best option.' The Buccaneers have yet to be contacted by other teams interested in trading for Freeman. He completed less than 50 percent of his passes in the first three weeks and had two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Huddle Up: Freeman's salary for the rest of this year and the fact he can walk after the season make it extremely unlikely another team will trade for him. He'll have his choice of opportunities this offseason, though it's unlikely he'll have another opportunity to put some more impressive production on tape for other clubs to see.

Posted: 9/26/2013 2:46pm et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman reportedly would welcome a trade after he was demoted to the backup quarterback role behind QB Mike Glennon this week. However, Freeman will be a tough piece to move given his current contract, and a trade might not be realistic unless another team's quarterback goes down with an injury. Freeman has $6.44 million remaining on his contract.

Huddle Up: Maybe he'll find new life on a new team. He's still young, and there is rumored trouble in paradise with coach Greg Schiano. For now, he's droppable in most formats.

Posted: 9/25/2013 9:23am et

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reportedly benched QB Josh Freeman in favor of QB Mike Glennon.

Huddle Up: Monday Freeman received the dreaded vote of confidence from Bucs coach Greg Schiano, but Adam Schefter is reporting that Glennon will get the start Sunday against Arizona. The 6-foot-7 rookie was a third-round pick of the Bucs and the third quarterback taken in the 2013 draft. The most immediate fantasy concern would be for Vincent Jackson, who has held value despite Freeman's sluggish start.

Posted: 9/12/2013 9:58am et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman overslept and missed a team photo last week. It's a story the team might have leaked in order to bolster their case to replace him as team captain.

Huddle Up: Freeman certainly didn't play like a guy pushing for a contract in the Bucs' Week 1 loss to the Jets, and the team stripping him of his captaincy suggests they're in no rush to extend his rookie deal. It's an opportunity for Freeman, and he has the weapons at his disposal to make a Flacco-esque salary push.

Posted: 8/12/2013 12:20pm et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is having a great day with a lot of life on his throws Monday, Aug. 12.

Huddle Up: A positive step for Freeman, who didn't do much of note in the Bucs' preseason opener. Given that he's playing for a payday, he needs to bring these great practice sessions to game day with him if he wants to collect the big money.

Posted: 7/2/2013 11:59am et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano once again said that QB Josh Freeman will be the starting quarterback for the team. "We have one quarterback; it's Josh Freeman," Schiano said during an interview with NFL Network on Monday July 1. Schiano said Freeman had a terrific spring.

Huddle Up: Freeman hit career highs with 4,065 yards and 27 TD passes in 2012, but there's still some potential fantasy upside there considering the QB's strong supporting cast headed by RB Doug Martin and WRs Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams.

Posted: 4/23/2013 10:01pm et

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman said he is more disappointed in not winning than he is in not getting a new contract this offseason. 'It bothers me a lot, knowing the type of team we have and our capabilities, being close but not quite getting there," Freeman said. 'The only reason you play this game is you want to go out and win. You want to win championships and you want to walk away and have a handful of rings. That's why you play the game. The drive is there, the intensity is there. We've just got to find a way to put it all together."

Huddle Up: The Bucs are 24-32 in Freeman's 56 career starts with the QB posting one winning season (10-6 in 2010) so far. He is coming off a career year, though, with 4,065 yards and 27 TDs with a strong supporting cast (RB Doug Martin and WRs Vincent Jackson & Mike Williams) to finish just outside the fantasy top 12 with 325 points (Huddle Performance scoring).

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