This might be the end of the road for Josh Freeman, and all but confirms what so many around the NFL believe about his abilities as a passer.

On a night where he may have been the only guy on the field with NFL experience, Freeman reportedly looked lost and confused amid amateur defensive schemes and some nasty weather, according to the New York Times.

He made his debut Friday with the Brooklyn Bolts of the Fall Experimental Football League, a fledgling three-team circuit in New York.

At a nearly empty MCU Park, Freeman didn’t face much competition against the Florida Blacktips, who have no set roster and play no home games. They had only two players with regular-season N.F.L. experience.

Yet Freeman, a first-round N.F.L. draft pick in 2009, couldn’t solve their defensive schemes or handle the weather. He completed 9 of 16 passes for 32 yards, threw a touchdown pass and an interception, and fumbled five times in the Bolts’ 29-6 loss.

Afterward, Freeman refused to speak with reporters. But Bolts Coach Terry Shea said Freeman had played well in practice and was not injured.

Head coach Terry Shea categorized Freeman’s night with this wonderful quote:

“I’ve got to think that this was maybe just one of those nights where a perfect storm came together for him. It really controlled him.”

By Glenn Erby


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