The Oakland Raiders have passed up on most of the depressed quarterback market in free agency, and that may be the smartest thing they’ve done in a while. They’ve been taking flak for their non-deal with Rodger Saffold and their lack of activity overall in free agent despite being flush with cap space.
One player they may bring in is Josh Freeman, who failed to latch on wit the Buccaneers or Vikings but may use the Raiders as his last chance to shine. According to Albert Breet from NFL Network, the Raiders are indeed looking into signing Freeman this offseason.
One team with an unresolved QB situation is Oakland. Raiders are looking at ex-Buc Josh Freeman and, if he’s cut, Houston’s Matt Schaub.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 15, 2014
Regardless of what they do in the draft, it’s likely they take a veteran quarterback in free agency. The only thing is, there are far better options that Freeman, even if the connection of his old offensive coordinator is there in Oakland. Freeman’s best years were spent under Greg Olsen, but that doesn’t mean he’ll shine again.
Still, if he comes cheap, the former first-round pick may end up being a decent option if he finally develops.