The Indianapolis Colts are really hurting at the quarterback position. Andrew Luck has missed the past six games with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle, while Matt Hasselbeck is really beat up and isn't optimistic that he will be able to play next week due to a shoulder injury. And then Charlie Whitehurst is dealing with a hamstring injury that he suffered in Sunday's game and will be further evaluated. The only other quarterback on the roster is Stephen Morris, who the Colts signed off of the Eagles' practice squad last week.
With the Colts hurting at the quarterback position, they might be looking to bring in some help. According to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, the Colts will work out Josh Freeman today.
Josh Freeman is scheduled to work out for the Colts today. Good luck to him. Good man. Hope he gets another chance.— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) December 28, 2015
Freeman was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Kansas State by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He spent five seasons in Tampa Bay (2009-2013), playing in 60 games (starting 59 of them). He was benched and released midway through the 2013 season, and the Minnesota Vikings picked him up, though he only made one start with Minnesota that year. Since then, Freeman has spent time with both the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants as an offseason or training camp participant only before getting released. He was in camp with the Dolphins this year but released after preseason ended. This year, he played with the Brooklyn Bolts of the FXFL.
In his career, Freeman has played in 61 career games (60 starts) and has completed 1,164 of 2,020 passes (57.6%) for 13,724 yards (6.8 yards per attempt), 80 touchdowns, and 67 interceptions for a passer rating of 77.8. He has also rushed for 922 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.7 yards per carry.
Again, the Colts' quarterback position is a mess and it is very much up in the air as to who will start at the position this week. At this point, the most likely option seems to be Charlie Whitehurst, but that of course depends on his hamstring injury too. Considering the fact that the Colts signed Morris primarily to evaluate him for the future, it wouldn't be a surprise whatsoever if they brought in another quarterback this week. And, according to Mike Freeman, it appears as if Josh Freeman will get a look from the Colts today.