Josh Freeman Signing: Fresh start with Giants for ex-Bucs, Vikings quarterback

Josh Freeman - Al Bello

The Giants make the signing of quarterback Josh Freeman official.

The New York Giants made the signing of free-agent quarterback Josh Freeman official on Monday. With Eli Manning having just undergone ankle surgery and likely unavailable for much of the spring Freeman not only gives the Giants an extra quarterback for the offseason but an experience former first-round pick who could end up earning the No. 2 job behind Manning.

Freeman, 26, seemed thrilled to have signed in time to take part in the offseason program.

'I expect to go out and when I play, play well. Last year was rough all around.' - Josh Freeman

"It's a big thing, getting on a team and getting in the offseason program," he said. "I'm learning the offense, working and trying to fill my role as best I can."

Freeman was the 17th overall selection by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009 and was their starter from midway through that season until a disastrous 2013 that saw him having a falling out with then-Bucs coach Greg Schiano, end up with the Minnesota Vikings, have one memorably awful start (20-of-53) for the Vikings vs. the Giants and never appear in another game.

"When you're in the thick of things you want to be a competitor, you want to play," he said. "But at the same time you want to have a chance to learn the system and things of that nature. As a competitor, it's just another experience to learn from. I took what I could from it and am moving forward.

"I don't really see that happening again as long as I'm playing. I expect to go out and when I play, play well. Last year was rough all around, but I'm happy to get a new start here and have an opportunity to be there for the Giants and see where it goes."

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Join Big Blue View

You must be a member of Big Blue View to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Big Blue View. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker