Jun 11, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) and quarterback Mike Glennon (8) drop back as they workout during mini camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Freeman: “I’ll Be Content” If I Leave Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Josh Freeman was once considered the solution at quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But in April the Buccaneers drafted North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon. And since then, it appears that the Buccaneers are ready to start Mike Glennon over Josh Freeman essentially ushering in a new era at quarterback.

And if you’re starting Mike Glennon, the next logical step is to get rid of Josh Freeman. If a team was interested in trading for him that’d be a consideration. Otherwise the Bucs would probably be content to keep him on the roster as a back up. And Freeman is taking it well, according to his public statements.

“I’m excited about getting this year going,” Freeman told WDAE-FM. “It has nothing to do with … a contract year, finding out, oh, is he signed for this? What happened? I know God has got a plan for me, it’s all going to work out in the end.

“If I just give it the best I’ve got regardless…if I give it the best I’ve got and the Buccaneers say, ‘Ah, we don’t think he can play for us,’ at the end of the year and every other team in the NFL does and I end up wherever I end up doing whatever, I’ll be content because I’ll know I gave it the best I had.”

While most teams would be bitter about a split with the only NFL Franchise they’ve known, Freeman is still supporting his team to the very end and that’s noble.

“Come hell or high water, trust me, dude, we’re going to win some games this year. The Bucs are going to be a force. I’m pumped up about that,” Freeman said.

Mike Glennon at 6’6″ and 232 lbs could be a force at quarterback. But while some thought he could be the second quarterback taken in the draft, he slipped to the third round. Recently he agreed to terms on a 4 year deal with the Buccaneers.

Tags: Josh Freeman Mike Glennon Tampa Bay Buccaneers

  • Ann Onimus

    Mike, you are a turd and this article is a steaming pile of feces that disgraces the field of sports writing.

  • Jayson Kaplan

    Don’t highlight studying journalism in your bio and then publish complete trash like this.

    You state… “it appears that the Buccaneers are ready to start Mike Glennon over Josh Freeman” then cite only your own previous article which was based on nothing but your own speculation. Is there a single piece of journalism in either story? “Appears” based on what? Your own incredulity that they drafted a Qb doesn’t suggest the team’s motives.

    If you want to deal in “seems to be” and “appears” than try this one on… it appears to me that people like you that are unsatisfied with Josh Freeman at QB and think he can be easily replaced by a rookie are motivated by something other than the stats.

    Rave all you want about how Glennon could have been the second QB taken in the draft. Does that actually mean something? Tim Tebow was the second QB taken in his draft. How’d that work out?

  • Underdog_Lefty

    Geez Mike, any team that wants to be a true contender needs a solid back up QB. Glennon MAY become that, but Josh will be the Bucs starter well beyond the 2013 season. As for you? Well with this kind of self promoting, “I’ve-got-nothing-of-substance-but-lot’s-of-BS-to-throw-out” writing, sounds like you better be sure to keep your day job, because you are definitely not a journalist!