Josh Freeman says Bucs didn’t ‘see me as the guy’

Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman (12) sits on the sidelines in the game against the Carolina Panthers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Panthers win 35-10. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Josh Freeman earlier this season, and he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. It didn’t take too long for him to be named the starting quarterback and Freeman has found a home. The Vikings see Freeman as the guy, something the Bucs didn’t.

“They didn’t see me as the guy,” Freeman said, on the Dan Patrick Show, via Pro Football Talk. “They didn’t see me as the guy who could get it done and I strongly disagree with that. But at the same time, it’s not really my decision to make. It’s just been an awesome deal, being blessed, having the opportunity to come play with an organization like Minnesota.”

Freeman also said he was told rookie quarterback Mike Glennon was a developmental prospect, not a threat to start immediately. Nevertheless, Glennon is starting in Tampa and Freeman is in Minnesota.

“You hear a lot of speculation and whispers and people saying different things, but the bottom line is it was a situation where the coach wanted to bring in his guy,” Freeman said. “It happens all the time in this league.”

Topics: Josh Freeman, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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