Freeman to Start Day One for the Bucs?

Published: April 29th, 2009
By Buccaneers Gab

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Will first-round pick QB Josh Freeman be the day one starter for the Bucs in 2009? That’s a question that will be talked about all the way up to the opener, and today over at National Football Post, Michael Lombardi put out his take on if it will happen or not:

Very doubtful, but he just might be able to beat out the other quarterbacks on the Bucs’ roster. All the talk about Byron Leftwich being signed as a smoke screen is just talk. I was told by a very good source that the reason they signed Leftwich was because Luke McCown was unimpressive in the recent mini-camp. The Bucs have many options at quarterback, but in reality, they have only one long-term solution — Josh Freeman, and he will play soon. Any day now, back-up QB Brian Griese will either be traded or waived as the Bucs cut down on the number of players at that position.

There’s no doubt that Freeman was the player the Bucs wanted, and if he starts the season not as the starter, it won’t last long.