Josh Freeman was the third quarterback taken in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, behind Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez. In just his second season, he won the starting job for the team that took him, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and led them to the playoffs with a 10-6 record. But from there, the rest of Freeman’s career was a trainwreck. He won four games as a starter the next year, and was benched the season after that.
By 2013, Freeman’s playing career was essentially over, though he did randomly make one appearance in a game for the Indianapolis Colts in 2015. As of late, Freeman is trying to prolong his playing career with tryouts in the Canadian Football League.