Josh Freeman's back -- in the NFL, that is. The quarterback signed with the Miami Dolphins, his agent announced on Twitter. Freeman was one of the best, young quarterbacks in the NFL in 2010, but somehow managed to decline year-on-year, to the point where he spent all of 2014 out of the NFL, not even capable of hanging onto an offseason roster spot for a minimum salary.
But now we'll get to see whether Freeman's learned anything from his collapse. Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey is giving him another chance, which shouldn't be too surprising: Hickey was the Bucs' director of college scouting when they drafted the quarterback.
Freeman's decline was always mysterious. He was never quite as good as his statistics suggested in 2010, but the massive drop he went through in 2011, 2012 and 2013 was ridiculous. He went from being a starting quarterback to on the street in a matter of weeks, during the season, in one of the most soap-opera-ish episodes I've ever seen in the NFL. And that entire league is a sucker for soap opera.