The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have finally done it, they’ve decided to bench Josh Freeman and start Mike Glennon at quarterback. Freeman has been dreadful, completing 43 of 94 passes (45.7%) for 571 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. With those kind of numbers, why not let the rookie get in there and try his hand out.
Bucs have made the move: Benching Josh Freeman for Mike Glennon, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 25, 2013
The news comes as a bit of a shock because of head coach Greg Schiano’s stance that he wasn’t changing quarterbacks. In fact, just earlier this week he reiterated that Freeman is the Bucs quarterback.
“No, there wasn’t,” Schiano said about any thoughts about benching Freeman for Glennon after Sunday’s game.
“When you have a situation that you have control over and you don’t make it, then you are living on borrowed time,” he said, via NFL.com.
Schiano says Josh Freeman is the Bucs starter.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 23, 2013
There were rumors that Freeman was asking for a trade as well. Freeman denied those reports though.
Bucs QB says he has no plans to seek a trade. “If its going on I need a new camp.”
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 16, 2013