Oakland Raiders Shouldn’t Consider Signing Josh Freeman

The rumors may be swirling about Josh Freeman heading to the Oakland Raiders, but the team shouldn't consider signing the controversial quarterback based off their current situation at the position.

Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times tweeted that the Raiders had a legitimate interest in the former quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

A recent report by Paul Gutierrez from ESPN.com explained that Greg Olson, the Raiders' offensive coordinator, is still a fan of Freeman:

“You know, I’ve always been a fan of Josh’s,” Olson said. “I have a lot of respect for him, as a person and a player, and it’s unfortunate to me to watch what happened in Tampa … really over the last couple of years.” 

Olson was Tampa Bay’s quarterbacks coach and then offensive coordinator from 2008 through 2011, and the Buccaneers used their first-round draft pick, No. 17 overall, on Freeman in 2009. 

“But I’ve always had the utmost respect for him and I think he’s a great player,” Olson added. “I feel bad for him and that situation, how it’s played out. I just found out myself coming off the practice field that he was released. 

Olson may like Freeman, but bringing in another quarterback isn't going to help this team right now.

At the moment, the Raiders have already had two starting quarterbacks with Terrelle Pryor and Matt Flynn.  Flynn got the start last week with Pryor missing the game due to a concussion, but now it seems that Pryor will get the job back and is good to go for this week's game against the San Diego Chargers.

While Pryor isn't going to be a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback in 2013, he's a better option than Freeman, and it wouldn't make sense for the team to bring in another backup along with Flynn.  Let's take a look at the season numbers for Pryor, Flynn and Fre...

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