Josh Freeman has been released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, so prepare for the flood of speculation on which team will sign him off the free agent market. The first bit of speculation came from CBS’ Jason LaCanfora, who thinks that Freeman could be a fit for Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Just thinking out loud here, but I can’t help wondering if Andy Reid might be just the guy to polish up Josh Freeman
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 3, 2013
While LaCanfora’s assertion is an interesting one, it’s about as unrealistic as finding a trade partner for Freeman was for the Buccaneers a few days ago.
First and foremost, the Chiefs are pretty set at quarterback. The starter, Alex Smith, has been playing with a purpose this season. He has the Kansas City offense firing on all cylinders this year as the Chiefs head into Week 5 boasting a 4-0 record. Their backup is Chase Daniel, a quality passer and one of the better No. 2 quarterbacks in the NFL. Even Tyler Bray, an undrafted rookie and current No. 3 quarterback, is an intriguing project who could develop into a solid gunslinger.
With Smith, Daniel and Bray already in place, the Chiefs have no need for another quarterback. Even if Reid could “polish up” Freeman, there’s no room for him on the roster.
On top of that, the Chiefs simply don’t need the distraction at this point in the 2013 campaign. Off to a hot start after finishing last year with a 2-14 record, Kansas City needs to just stick with the formula they have right now. Bringing a troubled passer – especially one that’s been in the media a lot lately – into the mix is only going to cause more problems.
Why fix it if it isn’t broken, right?
It’s always great to speculate, and I’m sure Freeman would love to play under Reid, but the move simply makes no sense for the Chiefs.