Numbers Telling On FreemanNovember 12th, 2012
Joe’s not much of a stats or fantasy guy (unless the fantasy involves Ms. Watson), but the data on Josh Freeman is hard to ignore.
Last year the story on Freeman was his regression from his magical season of 25 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2010. Now Freeman’s turned things around and has jumped into the top-tier quarterback conversation.
Consider some of his 2012 stats:
Interceptions – Tied for 5th fewest
Touchdown passes – Tied for 5th most
TD/Interception ratio – 4th best
Sacks taken – 4th fewest
QB rating – 7th best
Completions of 20 yards or more – 6th best
Completion percentage – 30th
That completion percentage is a black mark, but it’s clear he’s improving and at least some of that issue can be attributed to adjusting to a new offense early in the season. Many reads Freeman made yesterday were flawless.
If Freeman can keep cruising, it’s going to hard to keep the Bucs from a winning record — and keep himself from massive contract.