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2010 free agent quarterback class has a surprise entry

250810.jpgAs you may know, we’ve been listing the restricted and unrestricted free agents on a division-by-division basis, and then posting an item in the Rumor Mill with some connection to the four-team list of restricted and unrestricted free agents.

For the NFC South free agents, we had planned to focus this teaser entry on the Saints.  But then we saw that the Buccaneers’ list of unrestricted free agents, as disseminated by the NFLPA, includes guy who never played for the Buccaneers.

Quarterback Jake Plummer.

Plummer was traded from Denver to Tampa in early 2007, and Plummer said he’d retire in lieu of playing for the Bucs.  Eventually, Tampa obtained a sizable refund of bonus money paid by the Broncos to Plummer.  The resolution apparently did not entail Plummer being placed on the reserve-retired list. 

As a result, he’ll be available to sign with any team, if he should choose to unretire.

Plummer is only 35, a spring chicken in comparison to Brett Favre — and only 15 months older than Peyton Manning.

Maybe Mike Shanahan and the Redskins would be interested.  Said Plummer in July 2009 regarding the man who benched Plummer in 2006 and traded him in 2007:  “Well, he was what only five-four?  But he wants them to think he’s
five-six.  Hey man, that’s just like his mansion, he wants you to think
it’s bigger than it is
.”

Actually, maybe Plummer would be interested in joining the Cowboys, Giants, or Eagles.

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45 Responses to “2010 free agent quarterback class has a surprise entry”
  1. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 19, 2010 8:22 PM

    I hear the Eagles are looking for a good QB for once

  2. footballisfun says: Feb 19, 2010 8:26 PM

    You’ve outdone yourself with this reach…
    Bravo!!

  3. Hooby says: Feb 19, 2010 8:36 PM

    not sure i get the last line, the eagles have no depth problems at qb.

  4. Big Stretch says: Feb 19, 2010 8:38 PM

    way to pull this “story” out of your ass

  5. mustbechris says: Feb 19, 2010 8:42 PM

    “Chapnasty2 says: February 19, 2010 8:22 PM
    I hear the Eagles are looking for a good QB for once”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXEtTiBdu54

  6. WhoDat_champs says: Feb 19, 2010 8:43 PM

    With all the crap McDaniels is doing…Denver could use a plummer.

  7. Tr3pidation says: Feb 19, 2010 8:47 PM

    Why would he unretire? He’s the QB coach for a team in northern idaho….

  8. desportsguy says: Feb 19, 2010 8:48 PM

    how about to the vikings

  9. beals12 says: Feb 19, 2010 8:48 PM

    Jake the Fake. Shanny’s system made him an above average Qb. Shanny tried turning him loose and ended up throwing 20 interceptions. After he was benched for Cutler he had a chance to redeem himself. What happened? Horrible INT. Besides, he is playing handball in Idaho.

  10. recent says: Feb 19, 2010 8:49 PM

    As much as I love me some dirty jake the snake, the guy ain’t coming back. Leave the guy alone to play handball with his brothers (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=clemmons/081112).

  11. dafish says: Feb 19, 2010 8:51 PM

    talk about throwing crap on the wall to see if it sticks…
    Besides he’s too busy tearing up the handball circuit.
    Some guys just cannot handle the pressure so they choose not to.

  12. slipkid says: Feb 19, 2010 8:52 PM

    hell if i was a gm i’d sign him

  13. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK 2.0OH! says: Feb 19, 2010 8:58 PM

    Helllllllo Cardinals……. again.

  14. SATAN says: Feb 19, 2010 9:12 PM

    Best free agent available

  15. DoomsDayD75 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:13 PM

    I always thought Jake got a bum rap. He played on some really bad Cardinals teams and then had some success with the Broncos, taking them to the AFC championship game. The Broncos then turned around and drafted Jay Cutler the next season.
    If I was a team that needed QB depth, I would bring Jake in for a workout.

  16. Skippy20008 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:15 PM

    Don’t tease DBs with INT clauses in their contracts like this!

  17. G-MEN TO THE SB says: Feb 19, 2010 9:16 PM

    wow, a quality post

  18. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:16 PM

    Good work Chris, not sure what a Romo INT has to do with McNabb but good work!

  19. Canyonero says: Feb 19, 2010 9:23 PM

    Teams and agents trade player contracts the way some people trade baseball cards. It’s an investment. No way Plummer comes back.

  20. danlinker says: Feb 19, 2010 9:29 PM

    Some of you know I am a cards fan. If you are a NFL fan and you want to try and get involved with the local team, and you’re in AZ, it’s the cards.
    Followed his career at ASU, got season tickets in the hot ass ASU sun burned stadium when the cards drafted Jake. Was there for every home game he played with the cards. Heart attack city. Way up or way down.
    Then there was the ” I don’t give a rat’s ass about the fans” comment. If you paid $1,100.00 a year plus incidentals, for three seats in that hot stadium and supported this guy, would you want him back now? I CANNOT believe I am saying this, but I would take (choke) Leinart before I would take Jake the flake back.

  21. rbais2 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:36 PM

    Oh!!! The “Pat Tillman Loverboy” actually wants to do something else besides CONSTANTLY talking about Pat Tillman???
    No disrespect to a hero like Tillman, but other people who have more important jobs than Plummer pay respect to fallen family members and friends don’t neglect their jobs like how Plummer did.
    If Plummer were a real football player, he would have actually been mad as a Bronco and not teach Jay Cutler the “ropes of the NFL” and constantly give him every good tip in the book.

  22. grimsleeper78 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:36 PM

    Shanny aint intrested, he’s deciding what to do with the bum quarterback he has now

  23. Strahan92 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:38 PM

    If he wants to win a SB, he’d find it best to stay clear of Philly.

  24. HardHat says: Feb 19, 2010 9:39 PM

    With Kurt Warner The Great retired… the Cardinals should try to bring Jake Plummer back.
    Everyone knows that Matt Leinart isn’t the answer. Weak arm, 2-cent brain, can’t read a defense, can’t memorize a playbook, terrible footwork (still), immature to boot.
    Leinart sucks.

  25. tjacks7 says: Feb 19, 2010 9:44 PM

    hell if i was a gm i’d sign him
    ====================
    Guess we know why you’re not a GM.

  26. Burnum says: Feb 19, 2010 9:47 PM

    Typical Florio! Trying to make a story out of nothing… Plummer has never been that good a QB. Maybe Dan Marino comes out of retirement, so he’d also be free to sign with any team…

  27. Bwa Ha Ha says: Feb 19, 2010 10:05 PM

    Lordy, Chapstick, you really have a fixation with the Eagles :)

  28. Opie says: Feb 19, 2010 10:11 PM

    what’s his completion %……wait for it….57%! Still better than Staubach, but not as good as Damon Huard. Oh well, he’s probably loving life in Idaho, hear the dollar is worth more there!

  29. Peoples Champ says: Feb 19, 2010 10:14 PM

    Oh no, not Jake the Snake! You don’t say…….

  30. Drat says: Feb 19, 2010 10:14 PM

    Cripes. All the critics of Plummer. The dude had a good NFL career.
    Why the anger when everyone in the NFL is not Joe Montana? We need some very good QBs in the NFL and Plummer was one of them. He was really good. Get over yourselves, if you can actually reach out to the chips that are so so far away on the coffee table, with the trans-fat cheese dip dripping down your unshaved chin and 3-day-straight T-shirt, and you can’t get the Bud Light your wife refuses to deliver.
    And those of you thinking he is taking advantage of Tillman? You’re the sickest. Plummer and Tillman were close. Those of you making hay out of this are all politics. Tillman and Plummer are hearts of a kind, politics be damned.
    As for the accusations Plummer was fiddling young ladies with his hands down their panties while dancing and consuming alchohol — well, who hasn’t done that? Yawn.

  31. SATAN says: Feb 19, 2010 10:45 PM

    I wonder if Houston is possible? He wanted Shanahan to trade him to Houston but the problem with that one was that the Broncos played the Texans that year. No way was Shanahan going to lose that one to Jake and Kubiak.

  32. 4liberty says: Feb 19, 2010 10:56 PM

    between this and the mock draft, you have become a laughing stock, you and the peacock deserve one another

  33. ILuvOldLadyPorn says: Feb 19, 2010 11:19 PM

    I’d rather have Plummer than Culpepper…I think.

  34. Drat says: Feb 19, 2010 11:19 PM

    beals12,
    Oh yea, you’re the guy who knows NFL QBs. You woulda been one if it were not for the mother in law, the IRS, the veteran’s administration, and that damn tickle in your foot that verges on pain. But you had it, old boy, that arm, you could wing it. Geese or other flying things beware.

  35. Lost says: Feb 19, 2010 11:21 PM

    Good arm. Stong hands.
    Hell of a clipboard holder!

  36. Jungle Juice says: Feb 19, 2010 11:35 PM

    Whaaaah? This guy retired 2 years ago!
    Maybe Barry Sanders will come back also! My “Sources” tell me the Redskins are interested!

  37. King Ding-A-Ling says: Feb 19, 2010 11:43 PM

    Jake should comeback.
    I miss the laughs that porn stache of his gave me every Sunday.

  38. cnelson13 says: Feb 20, 2010 12:16 AM

    Plummer was on Did Not Report his entire Bucs career. His contract tolls in the NFLPA website (and thus he disappears in 2010) but that’s not actually the case. He contract has not tolled with Tampa Bay because he was on DNR.

  39. Laxer37 says: Feb 20, 2010 1:45 AM

    Plummer’s got to be better than any QB option the Browns currently have on their roster.

  40. Popeye says: Feb 20, 2010 6:34 AM

    the most famous thing to happen to plummer was pat tillman

  41. dolfanSS says: Feb 20, 2010 8:14 AM

    Plummer is not even a has been, he’s a never was.

  42. Quagmire says: Feb 20, 2010 8:22 AM

    Actually, maybe Plummer would be interested in joining the Cowboys, Giants, or Eagles.
    Yeah, that would sure show Shanahan.

  43. BillsFanX says: Feb 20, 2010 11:05 AM

    Can’t be any worse than JP Losman…
    Go Bills!

  44. VoxVagina says: Feb 20, 2010 11:44 PM

    I think Drat is trying to rise among the top assholes on this site. He argues just for the sake of argument. beals said Plummer isn’t a good QB and then Drat says some random stuff about beals not being in the NFL. It’s still okay to criticize him, moron. Go ahead, keep talking out of your ass, though.

  45. DeeDubb says: Feb 21, 2010 12:33 AM

    This story has merit…LOLOLOL.
    Plummer hasn’t been in the league the last few years for a reason Florio. I know it’s the offseason but can you please try to come up with something less, I dunno, lazy??

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