Josh Freeman running out of chances with Tampa Bay Buccaneers



I’ve always said that Josh Freeman is not a true NFL QB1. At least not for a real team. If Jay Cutler is a “top 15 NFL QB” like Boomer Esiason said, than Tampa Bay Buccaneers signal caller Josh Freeman is a “top 30” quarterbacking talent.

Today, he faced the train wreck that is the New York Jets, and turned in a 67.9 passer rating and 22.5 QBR stinker. Facing a less than stellar secondary, Josh Freeman couldn’t complete half of his passes. This is the beginning of the end for him in Tampa. They’re going to look elsewhere soon.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated: “Josh Freeman is on trial for his job and he had a very poor opening argument in that trial today…I think there’s a very good chance that we’re seeing the last year of Josh Freeman in Tampa.”

True, but the options for 2013 are limited. You have the boney/lanky rookie out of NC State Mike Glennon. He’s a third round pick in a very weak QB class. This next draft is loaded at the most important position in sports. They should grab one. Third-stringer in Tampa is Dan “Rollout Safety Dance” Orlovsky.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers-josh-freeman

Rodney Harrison on the Jets today: “In the preseason, the Jets looked like a dysfunctional team. But you have to give a lot of credit to the rookie quarterback Geno Smith, recording his first win with a game-winning drive.”

Josh Freeman is in a walk year. Let ’em go.


And ESPN officially jumped-the-shark, and SportsCenter became a permanent no-fly-zone for me when they brought in Josh Freeman to do “analysis” and “recap” of highlights from HIS OWN GAME. WTF?

No bias there. None whatsoever. Ugh. Walter Cronkite must be rolling in his grave when thinking about ESPN.

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. Follow him (@paulmbanks)

Powered by

Speak Your Mind