NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings not likely to bring back Josh Freeman, Raiders could pursue

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) laughs during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) laughs during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Josh Freeman experiment in both Tampa Bay and Minnesota failed miserably and now the quarterback is going to be looking for a new home in the offseason. The Vikings aren’t likely to bring Freeman back which means 30 other teams in the NFL will be taking a look at him to see if they want to burden themselves with what seems to be an unmotivated quarterback.

Freeman’s career is on the skids and that means the black hole of the Oakland Raiders may end up being the one place willing to suck him up and drain him of whatever career he has left. Oakland is notorious for being the place where careers go to die, specifically careers of quarterbacks. That’s why it should come as no surprise that the Raider may scoop him up in the offseason.

As ESPN Raiders blogger Paul Gutierrez points out,

The wild card in this, though, is Josh Freeman. His best time in Tampa Bay was when Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson was coaching him up with the Buccaneers. Olson likes Freeman a lot and the feeling, it’s assumed, is mutual. There’s a reason Freeman was linked to Oakland last year before he was sent to Minnesota.

The move would make sense, but the question is will even the lowly Raiders want to take a chance on Freeman when they’ve already had their share of unmotivated quarterbacks come through town in recent years?

Topics: Josh Freeman, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders

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  • Eric Kench

    Freeman did not fail in Tampa Bay! He just had a scumbag coach who didn’t like him. He was only given one chance in Minnesota and it was too small a sample. I think the Raiders should sign him and reunite him with Greg Olsen. We could get him cheap.

  • pjmokate

    Josh, this was your worst piece yet! a biased attitude in sports writing is a cardinal sin. This was an Offensive piece as if to say that the lowly Raiders are the arm pit of the NFL. That’s why we have as many HOFs as we do huh? because that’s where they go once they retire! Next time keep your opinions to yourself!

  • allday

    I have to say,this is a very disappointing article.Your duty as a writer on a public platform should be to remain objective and unbiased.You expressed personal views and opinions in a fairly negative way.Poorly done, Sir.

  • sd1904_Raider

    Just another Raider Hater…

  • Jaime Olguin

    He Josh do your self a favor and go write for some other team, please !!!!

  • Angelo Burrell

    Um a place where quarterbacks go to die have you ever heard of Jim Plunkett journeyman QB that ended up winning 2 superbowls with the raiders or Rich Gannon journeyman QB that became a 4x pro bowler and league MVP and also let the raiders to a Super Bowl oakland has always been known for taking castoff and making them great or at least good enough do your homework idiot

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