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Josh Freeman Has Reached Tim Tebow Status After Release From Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Freeman is quickly becoming the next Tim Tebow, but for different reasons than the man known as Football Jesus. He’s not hitting the bizarrely high popularity levels of his polarizing quarterback counterpart, but Freeman has accomplished something only Tebow has been able to do recently: get avoided by every team in the NFL. So the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did what they had to do — release Freeman.

Freeman is now being avoided like the plague and not just by folks in South Florida — Tampa Bay called every single one of the other 31 teams in the NFL trying to make a deal for Freeman and none of them, including the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars, would make an offer. So now Freeman joins Tebow in the group of the most popular former NFL quarterbacks who are now unemployed.

No, Freeman isn’t popular in the sense that everyone likes him; he’s just a household name, primarily because of his extremely weird spat with Bucs coach Greg Schiano that ended in the signal-caller getting the boot. And it’s no wonder nobody would trade for him; I mean really, who wants an immature, crybaby quarterback with a drug problem? Good luck begging Jacksonville for a tryout, Josh. Tebow is already one step ahead of you.

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