The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have benched Josh Freeman for Mike Glennon, and that means the Josh Freeman era is now over in Tampa. Freeman holds little value for the Bucs anymore, as he's in the last year of his contract, and the Buccaneers would be wise to move on and trade him for anything they could get at this point.
Teams called the Bucs inquiring about Josh Freeman over the summer. At least a few will follow up to see what it might take to get him now— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 25, 2013
If Bucs can get equal to or more than comp pick they'd get for Freeman now, every reason to make the deal, end this subplot to their season— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 25, 2013
Finding a trade partner is easier said than done, however. While teams may have wanted to trade for Josh Freeman this past offseason, bringing in a new quarterback in the middle of the regular season is a different matter. There's no time for the quarterback to learn the system or get acclimated to his new teammates.
Moreover, Josh Freeman has around $7 million left on his contract, and any team trading for him would be expected to pick that up. The Bucs may be willing to convert some of that to a signing bonus to take on that cap hit themselves, but they likely won't be willing to go very far in that matter.
Instead, those teams could simply wait for next offseason to sign the then free agent.