My official take: No, the Chiefs should not sign Josh Freeman.
If this were last March, I would've been a lot more interested. But the Chiefs invested their money in Chase Daniel and they have some promise in Tyler Bray. I would assume that there's interest in Freeman beyond the league minimum so that's a lot of money to be tied up in a player who, ideally, won't play at all. The Chiefs currently have $2.5 million in cap space so they would be pushing it by signing for a player that at this point would be a luxury.
I can see the folks who say a quarterback should be treated differently. If you really, really like him then you need to go get him.
Freeman is from the KC area so you're going to hear some Chiefs fans falling for him, beyond the group that wants the Chiefs to sign every single available big name free agent.
There's always a chance that I'm wrong though. Should the Chiefs sign Josh Freeman?
Lot of back story with Josh Freeman/Bucs, but wonder how Reid/Dorsey feel about him. #Chiefs— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) October 3, 2013
As we're moving toward "what's next" for Josh Freeman…don't count out Chiefs. He's a KC kid born & bred and Andy Reid would be good for him.— Michael Schottey (@Schottey) October 3, 2013
I'm thinking Josh Freeman would be a great addition to the #chiefs roster. Offer him a 2 year deal and bring him back home.— Bret Lyon (@BretLyon1988) October 3, 2013
I know it won't happen but I'd love to see the chiefs sign freeman.— corey buhrman (@coreybuhrman) October 3, 2013
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