Make or Break 2013: Josh Freeman
2. Josh Freeman has had an up and down career and just like Sam Bradford and has to prove that he is the franchise quarterback the Bucs have been looking for. He was drafted 17th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Freeman is entering his 5th year and led the Bucs to a 6-10 record in 2012. In his first year, he only played 10 games and went 158-290 passing for 1855 yards, 10 TDs but 19 interceptions leading the Bucs to a 3-13 record. In 2010, the Bucs had their best season in years winning 10 games under Freeman. He went 291-471 for 3451 yards and 25 touchdowns and only 6 picks and was named a Pro Bowl alternate.The 2011 season became a down year for Freeman who played 15 of 16 games. He threw 346-551 for 3592 yards, 16 touchdowns and 22 interceptions while the Bucs went 4-12 after starting 4-2. Enter the 2012 season and new coach Greg Schiano and Freeman had another up year throwing 558 passes and completing 306 of them for 4065 yards 27 touchdown and 17 interceptions. Head Coach Greg Schiano wasn’t the coach who drafted Freeman so he wouldn’t mind putting him on the bench or trading him in favor of rookie quarterback Mike Glennon whom he did draft. Freeman has a lot of pressure on him and I think he can pull it off. Or not.
Josh Freeman (above) looks to defend his quarterback job from rookie Mike Glennon (below)