Cleveland Browns: Top 5 QBs to fill RG3’s void on roster
2. Josh Freeman
Known mostly for his 2009-2012 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Josh Freeman‘s NFL career has often been overlooked by fans. Starting 56 games in this four-year span, Freeman won 24 games for Tampa Bay while in his early twenties. Following his time with Tampa, the young quarterback spent time in Minnesota and played his 2015 season with the Colts, backing up Andrew Luck. He was released in March, and remains a free agent to begin the 2016 season.
The Browns may not be looking for a quarterback who has barely played any football the last four seasons, but going after Freeman would have its advantages. For one thing, Freeman has the experience of starting in the NFL and playing for a playoff contending team at times. Still though, Freeman is young enough to have enough left in the tank if called upon.
For these reasons, Freeman would be a very good option for the Browns to consider him to fill a temporary third-string quarterback role. His size would also help, as durability is a characteristic necessary for all Cleveland quarterbacks as long as the offensive line continues to struggle to the degree it has. Ideally, Freeman would never need to take a snap for the Browns. But if needed, it would be somewhat assuring to know that even though the Browns would be on their fourth quarterback of the year, he would have some experience starting in the NFL.
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