Gotta appreciate a new teammate standing up for his quarterback, especially when that teammate needs the quarterback to get him the ball regularly.

Pro Football Talk is reporting that new Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver went out on a huge limb Monday when he proclaimed his new signal-caller one of the top five quarterbacks in the game. Yes, V-Jax went there with his top five dead or alive claim.

Jackson was being interviewed and made some comments about his former teammates on the San Diego Chargers and their talents.

He continued with some praise for his new quarterback and wrote that check Freeman, at this point and time, can’t cash.

“We were a little more flashy as far as the names go (in San Diego), but I think we’re just as talented here all the way across the board.” Jackson said Monday. “We have tight ends, running backs and obviously, Josh Freeman, and he’s a quarterback I think should be mentioned among the top five in the league.”

Again, I can appreciate confidence and bravado in acknowledging your teammates skill level. It’s just that this statement is a flat-out lie.

Freeman may not even be the be the best quarterback in his own division (see Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and Cam Newton).  That's just the quarterbacks in the NFC South and I didn’t even file through the other divisions yet.

Point is it’s a nice gesture, Vincent, but ease up a little sir.

Glenn Erby is a NFL writer for FootBasket. He also owns the NFL blog, Tha Cover 2. You can read more about him over there. Follow him on Twitter @thacover2.


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