Freeman has been released by the Colts. Freeman joined the Colts amid their quarterback injury crisis in late December and actually started the team's season finale just days later, completing 15-of-28 passes for 149 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Still, that performance wasn't enough to secure Freeman's future in Indianapolis, where fellow backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck is set to leave this offseason as well, leaving a vacancy behind Andrew Luck on the Colts' depth chart.
Freeman completed 15 of 28 passes for 149 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his first NFL action since Week 7 of 2013 against the Titans on Sunday. He also rushed eight times for 24 yards. The once-promising quarterback out of Kansas State has seen his career spiral into mediocrity since some promising early years with Tampa Bay, and he squandered an opportunity to impress with both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) out. The fact that realtor Ryan Lindley was trusted to run the two-minute drill over Freeman should tell owners all they need to know about the 27-year-old's chances of regaining an NFL starting job next season.
Freeman will start Sunday's game against the Titans. With both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) out, the Colts will turn to Freeman on Sunday in their long-shot bid to secure a playoff slot. He's not a high-percentage fantasy play in Week 17, but Freeman is an option for those scrambling for QB help this Sunday.
Freeman is expected to start Sunday against the Titans, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Freeman, who signed with the Colts on Tuesday, has been splitting first-team reps with Ryan Lindley in practice this week, and he apparently did enough to win the start Sunday, with both Andrew Luck (abdomen/kidney) and Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder/ribs/back) sidelined. The Colts are a significant long shot to make the playoffs, and it's unclear if Freeman would keep the job even if the playoff miracle came true.
For the third straight day, Freeman and Ryan Lindley split the Colts' QB reps at practice on Friday. We do know that both Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck are ruled out this week, but for now the Colts are not inclined to identify their starting signal-caller for Sunday's contest.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|8||10/30||Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|9||11/06||@Green Bay Packers||15||19.78|
|13||12/06||@New York Jets||11||18.75|
|3 Year Avg||44.8||303||1||2||15||0||17|