VIDEO: Remembering When Josh Freeman Hit Vincent Jackson For the Longest Pass in Buccaneers History

Max Staley
VIDEO: Remembering when Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson for the longest pass in Buccaneers' history.
VIDEO: Remembering when Josh Freeman hit Vincent Jackson for the longest pass in Buccaneers' history. / GFYcat/failingspeedycheetah

Believe it or not, there was a brief period in which Josh Freeman legitimately looked like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' franchise quarterback. During his second season in the NFL, Freeman led the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record while throwing for 3,451 yards and tossing 25 touchdowns to 6 interceptions.

But the quarterback's most enduring legacy with the team might be that he holds the franchise record for the longest pass – one that somehow didn't result in a touchdown.

During 2012, Week 7 matchup, Freeman hit Vincent Jackson on a ridiculous tipped-ball pass, but Jackson runs out of gas toward the end and is ultimately brought down at the 1-yard line.

The Buccaneers then gave LeGarrette Blount three consecutive carries, but he was stuffed on all three. They went for it on fourth down, but Freeman couldn't punch it on the ground either. That failure proved pretty consequential, as Tampa Bay would go on to lose this one, 35-28.

With Tom Brady throwing to elite talents like Mike Evans and Chris Godwin in 2020, though, perhaps, the Buccaneers have a chance to break this record, and actually punch it in this time around.

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