Bucs Open To Trading Josh Freeman For Late Round Pick
Well that was quick.
We reported this morning on the not so blockbuster benching of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman for the rookie Mike Glennon.
Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that the Freeman era is over in Tampa, and that the Bucs are definitely open to trading Freeman right now.
However, the Bucs will seek to trade Freeman before the October 29 deadline, most likely for a conditional late round pick, and those in Freeman’s camp are eager to make that happen. But the Bucs won’t rush it. They have more than a month to see if a contending team has an injury at the position or multiple suitors emerge.
To say that Freeman has had a rough start to the season would be an understatement. He’s completing just 45.7 percent of his passes for two touchdowns and two interceptions through three games.
Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, which dropped the Buccaneers to 0-3, was the final straw. Freeman only completed 19 of 41 passes and threw an interception.