Former Kansas State star and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is expected to demand a trade before the NFL’s trade deadline, according to a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
La Canfora cites the deteriorating relationship between Freeman and head coach Greg Schiano. He also asserts Schiano is trying to make a power play in order to take control of roster decisions. Tampa Bay’s current general manager, Mark Dominik, drafted Freeman in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
Here’s more from La Canfora’s report:
Freeman is just entering his prime and set most of Tampa’s single-season quarterback marks a year ago (he also holds many of the all-time franchise marks). Through his first four years in the NFL, he has thrown for more yards, more touchdowns and less interceptions than Joe Montana and John Elway, to name a few, and fewer interceptions (18 fewer) than Peyton Manning. And, furthermore, Freeman has done it despite playing with a new coordinator almost every year. And his win-loss record would look decidedly better if not for the 10 fourth-quarter leads Tampa has blown since he arrived.
Teams that could be interested in trading for a quarterback include the Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, and Tennessee Titans.
Freeman was the starting quarterback for the Wildcats from 2006 to 2008. He threw for 44 touchdowns and 8,078 yards in his career at K-State.