Slim Pickings For Free Agent QuarterbacksApril 5th, 2013
Joe is just about convinced either the Bucs will draft a quarterback no earlier than the second day of the draft (in three weeks) or are about to pull a trigger on a trade for a quarterback.
Yes, Josh Freeman is the starting quarterback, let’s get that out of the way right now, at least for the time being. How many times have we heard about the Bucs wanting competition at quarterback, even though Bucs coach Greg Schiano knighted Freeman as the starter at the NFL Combine?
So if competition is important to the Bucs, then take a look at these Canton QB candidates still available on the streets, courtesy of Rotoworld.com.
Now why is Joe ceratain the Bucs will trade for or draft a quarterback? Consider there were some OK quarterbacks out there that Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik could have signed to give Freeman a push to be excellent. Matt Moore was available. So too was David Carr, and Ryan Fitzpatrick, as well as Matt Hasselbeck. No more. Each has a new team.
Surely the Bucs wouldn’t think of dragging Vince Young, who enjoys running around nightclubs topless, out of unemployment? So if the Bucs were truly serious about competition at quarterback, does anyone believe there’s a QB in that list above believe that could push Freeman anywhere but to the chow line at One Buc Palace?
Joe was of the mind, and has told people in social settings, that if Freeman struggled this year, the Bucs likely would draft Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron in the second round of 2014.
Maybe the Bucs have moved up such plans, albeit sans McCarron?