Training Camp Profile: LB Freddie Bishop

LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Linebacker Freddie Bishop
LANDOVER, MD - AUGUST 19: Linebacker Freddie Bishop /

Heading into training camp, linebacker Freddie Bishop is in his second season with the New York Jets. Bishop has no time to waste in preparing himself for what could be the beginning of a repertoire of feared Jets defenders.

Linebacker Freddie Bishop of the New York Jets has found himself on a path that has proven successful for both past and present NFL players.

His course began with college football at Western Michigan. Then, a brief training camp with the Detroit Lions followed by the Canadian Football League with the Calgary Stampeders and subsequently the Jets.

And, if there are many paths to happiness, then perhaps Bishop is on course to something special.


Sure, the rules were different for Bishop in the CFL, but a sack is a sack. And sure, coming off the edge in the CFL is fun, but coming off the edge in the NFL with CFL speed is much more exciting.

Bishop’s NFL debut wasn’t until late last season. In the last four games, he contributed with nine sacks for the Jets defense.

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Every Jets fan on the planet dreams of having a carnivorous defense with edge rushers who willfully flatten any moving object carrying the football.

Bishop is in the second year of his two-deal which would make this the perfect time for showing his speed on the edges and how he enjoys bulldozing objects obstructing his path.

This season, everyone will be watching the Jets defense. Assuming they are better coached and with Bishop better equipped, there will be no more crying. Well, maybe just a little.


All the guys standing in Bishop’s path last season are now removed. His speed and knowledge of the position helped write a ticket to the NFL. Yet, having a ticket is no guarantee as he must impose his will to earn and keep his spot.