Bucs Ink Deal With Freeman

July 31st, 2009

John Clayton of BSPN is reporting Bucs quarterback bust-in-waiting Josh Freeman has signed. Five-year contract worth $26 million, so writes Vacation Man of BSPN.com.

[UPDATE: The Bucs have a news release announcing Freeman’s signing on Buccaneers.com, so it’s official.]

This is great news in that a rookie quarterback who sits out is no less than garbage his first year.

Joe even documented that Gil Brandt, legendary NFL front office executive, stated how horrible it is for rookie quarterbacks to hold out.

“Any player who misses more than three days of camp is taking a serious risk,” said Gil Brandt, long-time personnel director for the Cowboys who now is an analyst with NFL.com. “What rookies see at OTAs and minicamps doesn’t compare to what they see at training camp. Everything is accelerated 100 percent.

“Historically, rookie holdouts have a hard time playing well and they often suffer injuries after they show up.”

Joe is very happy to learn of this transaction. Hopefully Freeman can learn from the sidelines this year.

6 Responses to “Bucs Ink Deal With Freeman”

  1. oar Says:

    Oh thank heavens, now I can get some sleep tonight (now I need a rag to wipe up the dripping sarcasm).

  2. Mr. Lucky Says:

    5 year at $25 million – how PATHETIC!!!!!

    How many jobs can anyone get where they get paid BEFORE doing anything? I hope most of that $$$$ is on PERFORMANCE GOALS.

    Are you sure these guys are playing for the Bucs and not working for Goldman Sacs?

  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Oh and before anyone gives that old line…”that’s just what the market for a [blank] round pick gets…”

    I’ll remind everyone this – they only get what the GM is willing to pay – PERIOD.

    Go online and look at many positions where people have been in a job for YEARS and they get laid off and have to take a similar position for less money – unless it a government job where they HAVE to get their pay increases…

  4. oar Says:

    Some other site/article had him at 36 mil for the 5 yrs. Which is it?

  5. Matt Says:

    I was actually hoping this whole contract thing would drag on into the season and beyond. Maybe then he could re-enter the draft in April and another team would be foolish enough to draft him.

    Instead, I was disappointed when I woke up this morning to see that Tito signed his contract 🙁

  6. MTM Says:

    Contracts like this are the reason nobody wants high 1st round picks. They usually have bust written all over them.