The Tampa Bay Buccaneers drama-filled saga with quarterback Josh Freeman has gone from bad to worse over the past few days, but it looks like things could come to a resolution soon. After benching Freeman in favor of rookie Mike Glennon, the team asked Freeman to watch the Week 4 match up from a suite rather than stand on the sidelines with the team.
Soon after, the information leaked that Freeman was in Stage One of the NFL’s drug program, which is something that should have never been public knowledge.
Now, according to Ed Werder of ESPN, the team is ramping up their efforts to move Freeman and they are hoping for a resolution soon.
By the end of the day, the Buccaneers are expected to have discussed a trade for their disgruntled signal-caller with every team in the league.
Source says Bucs have called nearly dozen teams about trading Josh Freeman and indicated plan to reach out to all 32 by end of today
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) October 1, 2013
The Buccaneers are desperate to move Freeman at this point and it is only fair to both sides that they move on.
It is clear that he is not a part of their future fans, so cutting Freeman loose and avoiding any further distraction is what the team needs to do. Hopefully they can find a trade partner soon and allow Freeman to have an opportunity to revive his career in a new setting.