Report: Josh Freeman Benched for Mike Glennon


Aug 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) calls a play during the first half against the Washington Redskins at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It didn’t take long for Greg Schiano to throw in the towel on the Buccaneers’ former first round quarterback.

Josh Freeman has officially been benched for Mike Glennon, and the Bucs may be in for a long ride this season. My biggest issue with Glennon coming out of college, aside from inaccuracy (a lot of people blamed drops, which is fair) was his inability to elevate the play of guys around him.

Great college quarterbacks make their teammates–and team–that much better. Glennon was never that kind of difference maker for North Carolina State, but the Buccaneers obviously hope he can be that for them.

Josh Freeman’s inability to return to the form he showed a couple of years ago when the Bucs were looking like one of the best young, up-and-coming offenses in the NFL was a huge concern, and now in a contract year, he’s not going to get much of a chance to prove he deserves a new deal in Tampa.

In fact, unless Glennon gets injured, we’ve probably seen the last of Josh Freeman on the field for the Buccaneers, which is a really weird thought.

Freeman could start for a few teams in the league right now, so it’ll be interesting to see if a team tries to trade for him now and salvage their season. That is a very unlikely situation, but with Trent Richardson getting traded I’m not willing to rule anything out.

Big news to start the NFL day.