CFL: Alouettes Sign Former Bucs QB Josh Freeman

January 30, 2018 • Ben Heck • Canadian Football League, Front Page

Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman, 30, has made the first step to making a potential return to the National Football League: sign with a team in the Canadian Football League.

The CFL’s Montreal Alouettes signed Freeman to a two-year contract in mid-January.

Freeman, who is best-known for leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 10-6 season in 2010, hasn’t played in the NFL since he started one game for the 2015 Indianapolis Colts. It’ll be interesting to see if he can make an impact in Canada, though an NFL return still could be a long-shot even if he fares well in the CFL.

During Freeman’s 10-win 2015 season, he threw for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six picks, posting a career-high 95.9 QB rating in 16 starts. Two seasons later, he threw a career-high 4,065 yards and 27 touchdowns during a 7-9 campaign in Tampa.

Even though 2012 was now six years ago, the 30-year old Freeman is definitely a guy who you’ll want to monitor closely throughout the CFL season if he ends up seeing the field.

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