Top 5 Landing Spots for Josh Freeman
5 Teams Likely to Trade for Josh Freeman
Well, we knew it was going to happen, just not this soon. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced Mike Glennon as their new starting quarterback for Week 4 and they've benched Josh Freeman, which means the crybaby quarterback is all but done in South Florida. Freeman's recent spat with Bucs head coach Greg Schiano, coupled with his poor play through three games, resulted in the coach opting for the signal-caller he drafted instead of the one he inherited when Tampa Bay hired him last year. So now a new era begins for the Buccaneers.
A new chapter in Freeman's career is also beginning and the trade rumors have already begun. Reports are flying in left and right about certain NFL teams calling the Bucs about a deal for Freeman, three of which are the same who inquired about a possible trade over the offseason after Tampa Bay drafted Glennon. Since there are still a ton of teams with quarterback issues and the Bucs now have no use for Freeman, he'll likely be dealt before the trade deadline this season.
So we'll examine the most likely scenarios for Freeman's future by looking at the top five potential landing spots for this troubled young signal-caller.
5. Oakland Raiders
The Raiders think Terrelle Pryor is their new franchise quarterback, but they're wrong. And they'll never give Matt Flynn a chance to start, so it's only a matter of time before they're again looking for a new signal-caller.
4. Arizona Cardinals
The Cardinals just got Carson Palmer, but everyone knows the noodle-armed QB is just a placeholder in Arizona until Bruce Arians finds a suitable long-term replacement.
3. Cleveland Browns
The Browns have already given up on Brandon Weeden and unless Brian Hoyer throws for 300 yards and three touchdowns at least five more times this year, he'll be out too, which means the "who's next?" mindset will soon be employed again in Cleveland.
2. Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings are not even remotely confident in Christian Ponder, and they're already looking for a a new franchise quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft, so why not give Freeman a shot before then?
1. Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars are desperate for a spark and that means a new quarterback. They'll likely be willing to give up the farm for Freeman, which means he could easily end up in Jacksonville.
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