When I say people, I mean media types. So, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally released their former starting quarterback Josh Freeman after failing to trade him.
It was a messy divorce. The 0-4 Bucs benched Freeman prior to last week’s game, he pouted, someone released some confidential information about him, he was told to stay out of team meetings and the team fined him several times before finally cutting the cord.
Kind of a Brett Favre-like circus.
Freeman is now an unrestricted free agent and more than one source has drawn a line to the Green Bay Packers. One of those is ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Another is Yahoo! Sports Frank Schwab. Generally, the thinking is Aaron Rodgers needs a competent backup.
The Packers have veteran Seneca Wallace as Aaron Rodgers’ backup. It would be good for Freeman to be on a non-dysfunctional team for the rest of the season, with the opportunity to practice in a real offense. And the Packers might finally get a legitimate backup for Rodgers.
That’s all swell, but I don’t see a guy like Freeman wanting to sit around in a backup role. This dude threw for 4,065 yards, 27 touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season.
His best year came in 2010, when he threw for 3,451, 25 and 6. He’s obviously got the talent to start somewhere in the NFL. He just needs to find the right situation.
That obviously isn’t in Green Bay.