A former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver who talked his way out of town. Freddie Mitchell was supposed to be the next great Eagles WR. But instead, he put out little effort and lost whatever talent he had in his rookie year because he couldn't memorize the playbook. Mitchell complained constantly about how he wouldn't get playing time. Then the time came around where Eagles star WRTerrell Owens
broke a bone in his ankle and Fred had the chance to step up and use whatever skills he has at the #2 WR position. Mitchell actually didn't do too bad for being a draft bust and led the Eagles to the superbowl. But before the Superbowl, Freddy Boy decided it was ok to trash talk to the defending champions and their star players. This didn't work seeing how Fred himself is not a star in any sense at all. The patriots players did not take to kindly to this and struck back to his comments. This led to the superbowl where defensive back Rodney Harrison of the Patriots, one of the players Mitchell bashed, actually caught more throws from Eagles QB Donovan McNabb than Freddie did himself. "FredEX" obviously hid himself throughout the game, afraid he'd get his ass handed to him if he did catch a ball. The only ball Mitchell actually did catch was one thrown low to his feet where he dove for and didn't have to get tackled.
After the Eagles lost the superbowl, it was time for the offseason. Rumors escaladed that Freddie would either be traded or released. Freddie continued to bash Eagles players and management when all he was doing was embarrassing himself. NFL Minicamps followed the superbowl about a month after the big game. It is where players meet, learn and train for the next season. Eagles coach Andy Reid told Freddie that he did not want him at camp which showed that Freddie will most likely not be with the Eagles the next season. To make even more insult to injury, the Eagles still employed Freddie at the same time they drafted rookie WR Reggie Brown, he no doubt has more potential and better hands than Freddie ever did and ever will have.
The Eagles couldn't find a trade for Mitchell, because well, he sucks. And the Eagles released Freddie Mitchell in early May. Mitchell went a little over a month without beign signed and was given the chance by former Eagles coach Dick Vermiel in the Kansas City Chiefs organization.
Freddie Mitchell sucks and will always suck. He was never good and will never be good. If he ever wants any chance of any playing time, he needs to shut his mouth and play football like the Eagles wanted him to when they drafred him. All that keeps Freddie Mitchell into football is money. The only thing that keeps teams semi-interested in Freddie is his above average playoff performance which was possibly the high light of his career. Other than that, Freddie, being the talentless bastard he is, would be working as a towel boy on an Arena Football League 2 team.
Freddie Mitchell has given himslef various nicknames that he thinks is cool and funny but in reality, they only embarrass him.
Names such as "FredEX", like shipping company FedEX. He got this name when he somehow got to be involved in a play in the 2003 playoffs and caught a 26 yard long throw from QB Donovan McNabb to give them a first down and save their season. Of course, any ole WR in the NFL could have caught the throw. The opposing defense got mixed up and let Mitchell open for the pass. This being the biggest thing at has ever happened to Mitchell, he called him "FredEX" becauses he "delivers" like FedEX does. And made various slogans for the name like "If you need a fix call 4th & 26". Other stupid nicknames include "First Down Freddie", which my father and I made fun of and called it "One Catch Freddie" since Freddie only got one catch a game...Because he sucks. A little known nickname is "Sultan of the slot". But he's not even good in the slot, so that adds to the list of names that just embarrass him.