In Which I Make A Case for JP Losman Purely for My Own Benefit

A few years ago, my old roomate, who is a huge Buffalo Bills fan, got wrapped up in the JP Losman mania.  I’m not quite sure when that was – looking back at the stats, but it probably was the beginning of the 2005 season.  JP Losman was the new exciting Bills.   He threw the ball deep down the field, whether Lee Evans was open or not.  The Bills had not had a quarterback to hang their hat on since Jim Kelly, and they were hoping (and looking back probably deluding themselves) that JP Losman was the guy, that guy, to take the Bills back to the Promised Land.  The Bills’ old quarterback was Kelly Holcomb who was a dink and dunk quarterback – the antithesis of exciting. 

After a few close call losses, the Bills ship still looked pointed in the right direction and my roomate loved, I mean LOVED JP Losman.  He would run around the apartment “playing” as JP Losman – with JP’s long flowing locks – his lion mane.  Just like Samson, the locks gave him his strength.  I don’t repeat this to embarrass him, but to demostrate how happy all the Bills fans were with JP Losman as their quarterback.  He was a reprive from the Kelly Holcomb’s and Shane Matthews’ of the NFL world.

So, this story comes to its plot: my roomate bought a throwback JP Losman Bills jersey in the offseason.  And we all know where JP went from there.  Down.  After one of JP’s bad games, I offered to buy his JP Losman jersey for $20 bucks.  He initially agreed, but then held off.  The jersey could be bad luck, but if JP Losman was to come back on top, my roomate wanted to have the jersey for it.  Losman struggled mightily  starting in 2007 and was replaced by rookie 3rd round draft pick Trent Edwards.  Trent Edwards was the new flavor of the week and JP Losman was old, injured and mistake-prone.  While Edwards was starting and playing well, my roomate relented and sold me the jersey.  And I wore it because it was cool and retro and obscure.  Yes, I know I’m lame.  But, it is a fantastic jersey.  However, the curse of the jersey continued and JP single-handedly lost the Bills week 15 game against the Jets by rolling out and attempting to throw deep (as is his want) and getting stripped of the football.  The Jets defense recovered the fumble and proceeded to run in the football for the game-winning touchdown. 

So, long story short – I have a JP Losman jersey and a small place in my heart for Mr. Losman and his lion’s mane.  He should have never cut his hair.  And now I see that JP Losman is a free agent QB and the Rams are looking for a 2nd string QB.  This is the only way to return JP’s mojo!  He must be reunited with the owner of the cursed jersey.  If the Rams did in fact sign JP Losman, my JP Losman jersey would be even more cool AND obscure – if that was ever possible.  So, in this way, I am asking the Rams to sign JP Losman purely for my own benefit.


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One Response to “In Which I Make A Case for JP Losman Purely for My Own Benefit”

  1. adsgfad says:

    I was doing some googling about JP Losman, because I haven’t heard many rumors surrounding where he may land, and I came across this post.

    I am a Bills fan, which ultimately means that I cannot stand Losman. My online search regarding Losman rumors was mainly so I could make fun of any team that signs him.

    Anyway, your timeline of events in this post needs to be corrected. The Bills QB before Losman was Drew Bledsoe. Losman was handed the starting job before his second season after Bledsoe was released. Losman sucked, and was benched in favor of Kelly Holcomb (who is also a terrible QB). 2006, Losman again was the starting QB because the Bills brought in Craig Nall to compete for the starting job…that one didn’t work out. 2007, Losman started the season, then got hurt by Vince Wilfork on a play a lot similar to what happened to Tom Brady this past season. Trent Edwards has been the starter since then, thank god.

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