Arizona Cardinals Just Need To Say No To Josh Freeman


Sep 22, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) is pressured by New England Patriots defensive lineman Rob Ninkovich (50) during the third quarter of a game at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 23-3. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

On Monday, he was starting for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  Then he was benched on Wednesday in favor of rookie Mike Glennon.  On Friday, the rumor came out quarterback Josh Freeman was requesting a trade.  I certainly don’t blame him but the last thing the Cards need is Freeman.  Sure, Carson Palmer is not the long term answer in Arizona but right now he is the only answer until next years draft at the earliest.

It is laughable that ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski thinks the Cards should inquire about trading for him.  Now, there will be teams asking about his availability, however, the Cards need to not be one of them.  After a very good rookie campaign in 2010, Freeman has been very inconsistent.  Some will say it has to do with the head coach.  I say it’s Freeman.

The Cards need to build the position through the draft.  Whether that drafted franchise-type quarterback comes next season or the season after next, it doesn’t really matter.  Palmer is a leader and has experience.  Freeman had the captain designation taken from him.  That doesn’t sound like a leader.  That sounds like a guy who isn’t ready to lead in this league.  His first three games this season show that too.

I’m not saying Freeman wouldn’t help anyone, he’s just not the fit the Cards are looking for.  Besides, I’m almost sure Freeman will not come cheap.  There is usually a reason why someone is available on the trade block.  Jaworski of course thought John Skelton would be good once.  Enough said.