A couple of days after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ first game with rookie Mike Glennon as the starter, the Josh Freeman situation has worsened. This time, there are questions about his health and potential drug abuse in the past.
In a statement released by Freeman, he summarized that he had never abused any drug whatsoever and that he had been cleared to use medication for ADHD. Freeman stated he had taken and passed 46 drug tests willingly and that for people to assume the worst regarding his mental or physical health would be wrong.
Tuesday, amidst that situation and the obvious, ongoing conflict between Freeman and head coach Greg Schiano, the Bucs have decided to look for a potential trade suitor. According to ESPN, Freeman would prefer to be released outright and pick a team of his choice. But, the Bucs are not about to make that happen.
Tampa’s general manager Mark Dominik has been making calls all day long Tuesday in effort to get Freeman a ticket out of town. Before Tuesday is over, he will have made a call to every single team in the NFL according to the same sources at ESPN.
For Freeman and the Bucs, this would be the best move at this point. Freeman clearly does not belong with Tampa, nor does he want to be there after all of the early season drama. He, like many quarterbacks in the past, could use a fresh start and might be able to help another franchise out at the moment.
Will it be the Jacksonville Jaguars or the Oakland Raiders? Will it be a different team, maybe the Cleveland Browns even though Brian Hoyer has impressed? We have yet to find out, but believe me, you’ll want to stick around because we will let you know as soon as anything else happens.