Will Josh Freeman Lose the Starting Job For the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013?

By Dan Parzych
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If there’s anything to take away from the 2013 NFL Draft, it would be the Tampa Bay Buccaneers don’t seem 100 percent sold on Josh Freeman as their quarterback–which may have played a role in the team selecting Mike Glennon last weekend. Sure, Glennon still has plenty to prove, but it will be an interesting battle to keep an eye on once training camp rolls around.

There was a reason why the Buccaneers were willing to select Glennon in this year’s draft and even though Freeman is coming off a decent 2012 season–the argument can be made he hasn’t helped Tampa Bay’s offense reach there true potential over the last couple of seasons. With a dynamic duo of Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams at wide receiver, the Buccaneers should have been posting up monster numbers on a consistent basis.

Instead, they were one of the most inconsistent offenses in the NFL and failed to make the playoffs once again–which is why Freeman took so much heat.

When an offense struggles, most of the time the blame falls on the shoulders of the quarterback and if he doesn’t prove himself in 2013–it wouldn’t be a surprise if the team decided to part ways with Freeman and see what Glennon brings to the table. Freeman has received plenty of opportunities over the years to prove himself as a quarterback–so it’s time to see whether or not he can handle the pressure next season by helping Tampa Bay be contenders in the NFC.

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