Matt Ryan = Shaun King > Josh Freeman?June 17th, 2013
Kurt Warner recently busted out a take on the NFL’s 10 best quarterbacks on NFL Network, and Josh Freeman was nowhere to be found on the list. Neither were playoff quarterbacks Russell Wilson, Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin, III, or even bratty Jay Cutler and his 51-42 career record.
“It’s all about Super Bowls, and it’s all about consistency,” Warner said of the reasoning driving his picks.
As expected, Warner’s top-10 list drew boos from some of his colleagues, and Warren Sapp took particular offense to Warner selecting Matt Ryan as his seventh best QB, one spot behind Eli Manning and one ahead of Joe Flacco.
“Matt Ryan’s got as many wins as Shaun King in the playoffs. I can’t see him on anybody’s list,” Sapp screamed in disbelief of Warner.
This chatter reminded Joe of the horrendous ranking godfather NFL personnel man Gil Brandt gave Freeman in January, when he ranked Freeman as the 14th best NFL QB under 30 years old on NFL.com.
So where does Freeman rank among his fellow starters? Joe believes the answer is only relevant as it relates to how the Bucs’ decision-makers rank Freeman.
If after this season, Freeman’s fifth, Greg Schiano and Mark Dominik don’t think they have a QB among the top half of starters in the NFL, perhaps they opt to move on to a guy with more potential upside?
There is no controversy now, though, as Joe’s written previously. Freeman has every tool/weapon he needs and will paint a clear picture of what kind of QB he his during the 2013 season.