Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman has been a no-show during the daily open locker room period at One Buc since it was announced early Wednesday that he was being benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon. Freeman finally spoke out to ESPN on Thursday night.
Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman who was benched in favor of rookie Mike Glennon earlier this week, has declined to speak to the local media at One Buccaneer Place both Wednesday and Thursday.
Late Thursday Freeman broke his two-day silence and sat down with ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Freeman talked about the benching.
“The situation is pretty standard, you know,” Freeman said. “They can make a change at quarterback, They can make a change at any position, but…”
Anderson asked Freeman how his teammates feel about it.
“I don’t know, I really can’t say,” Freeman said. “A lot of it has just been asking me if I am okay. A few guys are like, well I don’t know and … but I can't say that it is my job to try to sway votes of who thinks I should start or who doesn’t. My job is to – my new role with the team – is to be second string quarterback.”
Anderson then asked Freeman if he would ask for a trade.
“Well there has been a lot of talk of this, there was talk of this before there was talk of this. If that makes sense? But, you know, I don’t know how this thing is going to end up, I don’t know… A lot of people don’t understand is, as a player you don’t really have much say in a trade. But all I know is I am just going to continue to work. That’s really all I can do”
The rest of the Freeman interview will be broadcast Sunday on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown at 10 a.m.
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