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.