Freeman has been a disappointment - he did not implode as Sanchez did last year but the difference in heat these two guys have gotten represents their different markets - New York is grueling and Tampa is backwater.
If Freeman was playing up here he'd have a permanent clown nose photoshopped on his face daily on the backcover.
In terms of physical skills, ability, and statistics, they are very similar quarterbacks. Flacco has a better and more complete team around him. He appears to be more clutch in big games, but that's not necessarily a concrete characteristic.
Put Flacco on the Bucs from 2009-2012, and I don't think he's measurably better than Freeman.
I dont get the hate for Freeman. Here is a guy with more 4th quarter victories then any QB over the last 4 years. He had a 95.5 QBR in his 2nd year with NOTHING AT WR. Last year under a new offense he struggled at times but still had over 4k yards. 2 of 4 years with over 60% comp and his YPG has increased each year. If Sanchez looked that good we'd be giving him a 100 mil deal right now. He is 25, hasn't even reached his prime, and has never had any attitude issues that I am aware of. He is a franchise QB.
For a guy that had the likes of Teel and Nova as Qb's you'd think he'd be used to suckage.
Schiano ruins QBs generally. If he thinks he's bad, he's probably good.
If TB offers Freeman and a 2013 1st for Revis the correct answer is you take that package and run. Freeman is absolutely an upgrade over Sanchez and anyone else we have - the people on this site who disagree are the same people who said in 2009 he wasn't worth a 1st round pick and are still foolishly trying to vindicate themselves.
Freeman is the best qb to come out of that 2009 class kiddies. Yes, he's better than the walking egg Matthew Stafford. Give Freeman Megatron and he'll put up better numbers and actually win football games at the same time.
you may have watched those couple games where he was forced to throw a ton bc he was always playing from behind
he has a great fantasy stats but he has a ton of meaningless TDs
he has a very good oline
great running game
the organization has attempted to get him weapons i.e. jackson, mike williams, and dallas clark (no he isnt the same player from a years ago but he can still play) and he still struggles
if he was in NY, he would be ridiculed just like Sanchez but Freeman is in Tampa, so no one really cares
This is a big year for him, I like the guy more than most of you. This is his contract year, so the onus is on him to perform.
Who's the QB to watch for next year? Teddy Bridgewater?
In some respects, it would be a good thing if the season ends up so bad that we can get that franchise guy.
Something just tells me though we're not gonna be as bad as people think. Rex seems to be at his best when the deck is stacked against him, when no one believes in his team, like in those playoff games he won.
His job is on the line and so is Sanchez's. I just have a strange feeling it's going to bring out a surprising bit of performance from the two. Maybe not playoffs, but better than what is expected.
If we traded Revis for Freeman, a 1st, a late rd pick and threw in the human waste product Tebow and then added a WR in FA and drafted a TE like Ertz in rd 2 we would really be turned around on offense. Freeman is mobile, significantly less turnover prone than Suckchez and a way better thrower.