Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 3/4/13
Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman was drafted out of Kansas State to be Tampa Bay’s franchise quarterback. Entering the last year of his rookie contract, many opinions have varied on whether the team should extend the 25-year old beyond 2013. A few weeks back, Freeman changed agents and is now represented by Select Sports Group. It was later reported by Pro Football Talk that Freeman’s new reps were hoping to meet with the Bucs on the quarterback’s future. Today, agent Erik Burkhardt confirmed to me that both sides have in fact met. “We did meet and talks were very productive,” Burkhardt said. “The Bucs are a huge believer in Josh and Josh is a huge believer in coach Schiano and Mark Dominik.” Why not? Dominik drafted Freeman in 2009 to be the face of the Buccaneers for the long haul. Schiano came in last year and didn’t immediately replace Freeman but instead chose to hire offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan to help coach him. The mutual respect on both sides is there and report...
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