Not all athletic talent is welcomed at South Beach. Not Josh Freeman’s.
The Miami Dolphins announced Friday that the veteran quarterback has been released. His three-month trial didn’t go the distance.
TBH, Freeman stood no chance on the Dolphins. Not even as a backup. The winding road he had to walk had Dead End signs posted every turn. While it’s tragic he's unemployed (not even as a camp arm!?), the Dolphins must know something we don’t, outside of the, "Freeman versus starter Ryan Tannehill and the glitzy backup Matt Moore? No chance!" logic.
Although Ravens offensive coordinator Marc Trestman may have caught a glimpse of Freeman sitting on the bench when they played each other in 2013, there’s still a slick possibility that the former head coach could have wanted to bring him in for a tryout. Thanks to Jay Cutler.
Should the Ravens give Freeman a call? Before Chip Kelly does? Before Rex Ryan or Bill Belichick dials?
Hearing that Matt Schaub is throwing passes to his most open receiver, the field itself, should be more than enough to bring in Freeman, at least for a tryout. It’s a laughable tragedy a guy like Tim Tebow could go from starting quarterback to sports reporter to backup quarterback; absolutely a 27-year-old deserves a shot, even if it’s from half-court.
From 2010-12, Freeman threw 68 touchdowns. Interestingly enough, Schaub accomplished the same feat in a three-year stint, from 2008-10.
Eleven quarterbacks threw over 4,000 yards in 2012. One of them is currently a Baltimore Raven. The other may have a chance to become one.