Well now that it is official, and Josh Freeman is on the trade block, I feel there are several teams that could benefit from a trade. Some of the teams need help at quarterback right now, while some could have a very solid veteran on their roster. Here are five teams that I think could benefit from a Josh Freeman trade.
Carolina Panthers – When you look at their current situation we understand that Cam is the man in town, but why not have a guy on the roster that is similar and has been in the league a few more years. Freeman could come in right away and help Cam get a better read on defenses. I think this would be a great fit.
Chicago Bears – Again, Jay Cutler is the man but if he gets hurt his back up is journeyman Josh McCown. If you have a player like Josh Freeman who could benefit from the Chicago Bears high powered offense, Freeman could shine. I think for a late round pick the Bears would be crazy not to explore this option.
New York Jets – Geno Smith has been shaky and their back-ups are Brady Quinn and Matt Simms. They could easily get a better player when it comes down to it. Freeman could go to New York and start right now. I think Freeman is better than all three players on their current roster.
Minnesota Vikings – With Christian Ponder injured and Matt Cassell playing pretty well, Freeman could be an insurance policy to help Leslie Frazier get through the year. I think that Freeman is better than both of the quarterbacks on the roster and could be an immediate upgrade.
Atlanta Falcons – Matt Ryan is the man in Atlanta but if he happens to get hurt, his quarterback is Dominique Davis. Davis was a standout at Boston College, before transferring to East Carolina and terrorizing the division. Well Freeman has a strong arm and could be dangerous with Roddy White, Julio Jones, Harry Douglas and Tony Gonzalez.
At this point, what will it cost to trade for Josh Freeman? A mid round pick? I would jump on that trade right now. I would make him restructure his deal and lock him into a new, cheaper deal. You would get a solid back-up right now. When you evaluate talent you have to try to get better talent every day. That is what will make a team successful.