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Josh Freeman will be “content” if he has to move on

Saints Buccaneers Football AP

The contract status of Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman has been well chronicled this offseason, but we’ll offer one more reminder that he’s entering the final year of his contract with no plans for negotiations on an extension for those who might have been consumed with the just concluded NBA season, Game of Thrones or something else altogether.

Freeman acknowledged that this is the biggest year of his professional career during an appearance on WDAE, but said that he’s feeling no added pressure because of his contract status. Freeman says that he knows himself well, including the knowledge that he’s content to leave everything out on the field and then let the chips fall where they may come next offseason.

“I’m excited about getting this year going,” Freeman said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “It has nothing to do with…a contract year, finding out, oh, is he signed for this? What happened? I know God has got a plan for me, it’s all going to work out in the end. If I just give it the best I’ve got regardless…if I give it the best I’ve got and the Buccaneers say, ‘Ah, we don’t think he can play for us,’ at the end of the year and every other team in the NFL does and I end up wherever I end up doing whatever, I’ll be content because I’ll know I gave it the best I had.”

If Freeman somehow puts together a 2013 season that leaves all 32 teams without interest in his services, he won’t have much choice but to be content with his fate. Of course, that seems about as unlikely as Warren Sapp saying something complimentary about Michael Strahan so we’re guessing Freeman won’t have to go wandering the world in search of adventure come 2014.

Whether he stays in Tampa is a bit less clear, but Freeman’s best has been pretty good and a full season of it would make it hard for the Bucs to look elsewhere for a solution at quarterback.

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5 Responses to “Josh Freeman will be “content” if he has to move on”
  1. irishjugalo says: Jun 21, 2013 9:45 AM

    I might care about this after Hernandez is in prison. That man is guilty until proven guilty.

  2. floratiotime says: Jun 21, 2013 9:58 AM

    Capt. Checkdown is taking his show on the road.

  3. tyelee says: Jun 21, 2013 10:30 AM

    “I know God has got a plan for me, it’s all going to work out in the end.” – Josh Freeman

    Keep the faith JF… Faith in God is all about what we can do to please HIM and carry out HIS will ‘not’ what HE can do for us…. Just because you are not good at being a starting QB at the pro level, doesn’t mean anything more than you are just in the wrong situation finding out that it must be something else God has planned for you to do… Best of luck finding out what that may be!

  4. thememyselfandiguy says: Jun 21, 2013 12:15 PM

    all that hate on freeman. wow. that guy just set new team records.

  5. petedutcherjr says: Jun 21, 2013 12:46 PM

    floratiotime says
    “Capt. Checkdown is taking his show on the road.”

    Clearly you know nothing at all about Freeman. He is horrible at short passes. Checkdowns are the worst part of his game.

    Freeman is saying exactly what his agent would want him to say. Acting like he’s willing to move on will drive up his price when contract talks begin.

    He’s going nowhere. By this time next year he will be considered elite and will be franchised until a contract is worked out.

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