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Could Josh Freeman Find himself a Free Agent addition of the Jaguars?


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In the Death Valley that is the dead zone of the NFL season I thought I’d share a little idea that I have had regarding Tamp Bay QB Josh Freeman.

 

For a while now I have been thinking of the possibility of Josh Freeman becoming a Jaguar. Ever since he was drafted in 2009 I have had the belief that he would be a great QB and I still believe that. However, coach Schiano of Tampa Bay has thrown a massive wrench into the system, namely the drafting of Mike Glennon.

 

Now, Glennon may very well be riding the pine for a while, but I have a feeling that Schiano will have another one of his bright ideas (remember his bird brain idea for kickoff reform?) and start Glennon before he is ready and bench Freeman sooner than he should. Yet, what if, just what if, Freeman is cut/traded? Should the Jaguars be in the market for him? I say yes, and here is why.

 

 

Josh Freeman

PASSING STATS  
SEASON TEAM

GP

CMP

ATT

CMP%

YDS

AVG

TD

LNG

INT

FUM

QBR

RAT

2009

10

158

290

54.5

1,855

6.40

10

42

18

6

25.9

59.8

2010

16

291

474

61.4

3,451

7.28

25

64

6

5

64.6

95.9

2011

15

346

551

62.8

3,592

6.52

16

65

22

5

45.3

74.6

2012

16

306

558

54.8

4,065

7.29

27

95

17

8

53.1

81.6

Career

57

1,101

1,873

58.8

12,963

6.92

78

95

63

24

50.1

79.8

 

Blaine Gabbert

PASSING STATS  
SEASON TEAM

GP

CMP

ATT

CMP%

YDS

AVG

TD

LNG

INT

FUM

QBR

RAT

2011

15

210

413

50.8

2,214

5.36

12

74

11

5

20.6

65.4

2012

10

162

278

58.3

1,662

5.98

9

80

6

4

40.9

77.4

Career

25

372

691

53.8

3,876

5.61

21

80

17

9

27.8

70.2

 

Looking at Freeman’s and Gabbert’s stats they are not that much different, but Freeman clearly has better numbers. Yes, Gabbert had a better completion percentage than Freeman, but the latter had more yards and a better TD/INT ratio. Before you say it, yes Gabbert only played in 10 games, while Freeman played in all 16. However, Freeman averaged 254 yards per game, while Gabbert managed only 166 yards per game.  In addition, Freeman had 10 more TDS than INTs to Gabbert’s 3.

 

Now, I know Freeman had a solid running game to lean on and Vincent Jackson, as well as a better overall offense. However, it seems that Greg Schiano wants to run Freeman out of town, and the Jaguars should provide asylum.

 

-Kyle Messina

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  • jdub

    Mmmk pointless

    • Messina

      Thank you

  • Sean Muldoon

    Interesting idea, but I don’t know that see it. The salary alone would make it difficult. Though I do like him as a player, I don’t think he is enough of an upgrade at the position. Especially with Bridgewater, Manziel and company coming out next year.

    • Messina

      Oh this was a completely “what if” article. As for Manziel and Bridgewater, I’m not sold on them yet.