Josh Freeman has sustained a dramatic fall from the position he was in one year ago. Looking to prove his worth last offseason as a franchise quarterback with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the former first round pick has played with three teams over the course of that span.
While former Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano was highly scrutinized for how Freeman's career ended in Tampa Bay, it's quite possible that he foreshadowed the downfall of a quarterback who once showed significant promise in the league.
Freeman was unable to solidify himself as an option for the Minnesota Vikings, a team that was desperate to find its quarterback for the foreseeable future. And he couldn't prove to be even a worthy backup option for the New York Giants over second-string quarterback Ryan Nassib.
So why would the Ravens expect anything different from Freeman, who hasn't provided a positive track record on the field over the past year? Whether it's due to his in-game performance, or if the issues expand to problems off the field, Freeman won't solve the concerns on the quarterback depth chart.
While the Ravens could make a clear attempt to add a veteran quarterback into the mix for the backup quarterback position, the organization has been patient with the slow development of Tyrod Taylor. Baltimore selected former Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning to challenge Taylor in training camp, which seems to be the primary commitment by head coach John Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Quarterbacks don't come around too often. That is the case when it comes to finding a quality quarterback who could gain control of the offense if Joe Flacco were to sustain an injury.
Unfortunately for Josh Freeman, it does not appear that the Ravens or any team will be putting any form of trust in him moving forward.