Starting Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman could seek a trade, according to a report from CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and Freeman have seen their relationship quickly deteriorate since Schiano was hired last season, with many feeling that the coach is already looking to the recently drafted Mike Glennon as the future starter for the team.
Freeman had a career year in 2012, completing 54.8 percent of his passes for over 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns, yet the Buccaneers finished 7-9 and once again missed the postseason. In Week 1, Freeman struggled in leading an ineffective offense against the New York Jets in a disappointing 18-17 loss that started the season off on a decidedly sour note.
This past week, Schiano let it be known that Freeman was late to a team photo and other obligations.
Sander Philipse of Bucs Nation also feels that Freeman's time in Tampa Bay is limited, with the veteran quarterback now in the last year of his rookie contract and an extension nowhere in sight:
The Bucs are making it hard for him by not getting a tight end, and with vanilla gameplans. But I have to see improvement from Josh Freeman to really believe in him as a franchise quarterback, and so far that improvement has not shown up -- not against the Jets, and not in preseason.
Freeman's footwork is still a mess. His accuracy was a little better (there were just a few "where was that going" throws), but still subpar. He still seemed to be either slow to get through his progressions, or focusing entirely on one player throughout the play. The latter is very tough to determine accurately, though.
The Buccaneers host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday and will look to avoid a tough 0-2 hole to start the season.