As you’ve probably heard by now, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched veteran quarterback Josh Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. The Bucs are also apparently open to trading Freeman (which seems nearly impossible).
“We’re moving forward with Mike as our quarterback,” Bucs head coach Greg Schiano said via Pro Football Talk. “That’s our plan.”
Freeman has yet to have a completion percentage of 50% this year. He’s 43-of-94 for 571 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. The Bucs are 0-3 and have scored a total of 34 points. Their season has fallen apart. When you think about it that way, it’s not so hard to see why Schiano made this decision.
Despite those numbers, Schiano was asked to explain the decision Wednesday.
Schiano told reporters the decision wasn’t “performance based,” but that Glennon gives his team “the best chance to win today.”
Glennon was the 73rd overall pick of the 2013 draft out of North Carolina State. As a senior in 2012, Glennon was 330-of-564 for 4,031 yards with 31 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
The Bucs will host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.