Freeman, a former first-round selection, was benched by the Bucs in 2013 and traded to the Vikings. The 27-year-old played one game for the Vikings and failed to latch onto another team in 2014.
"I learned a lot," Freeman said. "I mean, how much time do you have? The NFL is constantly shifting with players, coaches, organizations. There's a lot that goes into the product you guys see on Sundays. I've spent time watching quarterbacks, watching the process, trying to formulate a plan that will allow me to be as good as possible.
"I learned that regardless of how things end up and turn out, if I give it everything I got, there are no questions, no doubts in my mind. It's not an uncommon thing for guys to get cut and be out of the league. But it's not how I see myself. It's not how I see myself in the future."
Freeman was drafted with the 17th overall pick in 2009 by the Buccaneers. Once a promising young quarterback, Freeman's career fell off after throwing a combined 39 interceptions in 2011 and 2012.
Freeman was benched by the Bucs in 2013 and traded to the Vikings. He played one game for the Vikings, going 20-53 for 190 yards and an interception in a 23-7 loss to the Giants. That's the last time he's played in an NFL game.
Freeman did not play during the 2014 season.
Former NFL quarterback
The Jets currently have Ryan Fitzpatrick, Geno Smith and Matt Simms at quarterback.
Former NFL quarterback
Freeman's career seemed to be on track until last season when he was cut by the Bucs after three starts and made one start with the Vikings. Freeman spent a month on the Giants roster this offseason.
The move leaves the Giants with two backup passers behind Eli Manning:
Freeman was cut early into the 2013 season by the Buccaneers after leading them to an 0-3 start. He was signed by the Vikings, only to play in just one game for them. He totaled 761 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions last year.
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||9||290||158||54.5||1855||6.40||42||10||18||20/102||25||2||59.8|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||474||291||61.4||3451||7.28||64||25||6||28/195||48||10||95.9|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||15||551||346||62.8||3592||6.52||65||16||22||29/164||33||5||74.6|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||558||306||54.8||4065||7.28||95||27||17||26/161||55||16||81.6|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||3||94||43||45.7||571||6.07||39||2||3||7/47||11||0||59.3|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||9||30||161||5.4||20||0||1||11|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||68||364||5.4||33||0||2||29|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||15||55||238||4.3||25||4||1||25|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||39||139||3.6||13||0||0||16|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||3||5||20||4.0||13||0||0||1|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||9||0||1||---||1||0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||15||0||-4||---||-4||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||3||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2009||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||10||2||0||6||0||0||6||0|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||8||3||0||5||0||0||5||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||9||5||0||2||0||-4||2||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||16||10||2||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2013||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||3||2||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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