COMMENTARY | As the Oakland Raiders prepare for free agency, the quarterback position still remains one of their biggest uncertainties heading into next season.
Allen still isn't certain if his quarterback of the future is on the roster, which means some changes will be made in the offseason.
But what changes exactly?
The Raiders hold the No. 5 pick in this year's draft, but taking a quarterback in the first round is risky, so free agency makes more sense.
And from a free agent standpoint, Josh Freeman makes the most sense.
Freeman was fed to the wolves by Greg Schiano in Tampa Bay last season, and Schiano was eventually fired.
Then he made his way to Minnesota where Leslie Frazier failed to give him a chance in his disastrous casserole of quarterbacks.
Then Frazier was fired.
Freeman needs a place to rejuvenate his career, and Oakland wouldn't be a bad spot for him to do so.
Oakland's offensive coordinator Greg Olson was Freeman's offensive coordinator during his most successful years in Tampa Bay.
In 2010, Freeman threw for over 3,400 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions while completing 61 percent of his passes.
His interceptions climbed the following year, but he was still able to complete 63 percent of his passes with a lackluster group of wide receivers.
When Olson left for Jacksonville in 2012, Freeman's numbers faltered even more.
And after seeing the disaster he was in 2013, the Raiders wouldn't have to spend much money to get him.
Freeman hasn't been the same quarterback since Olson left, so why not bring the two back together?
Freeman wouldn't walk in as the presumable starter, and it would give incentive to both Pryor and McGloin to fight even harder for the starting role.
And with Allen still mulling over his franchise quarterback, a move like this makes sense.
Steven Slivka writes about the Oakland Raiders for the Yahoo Contributor Network. Follow @StevenSlivka on Twitter.
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