Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/7/13
The ongoing debate of whether quarterback Josh Freeman is the franchise quarterback or not is tiresome. But that the debate can not add when new twist to the discussion. On Friday, Scott Reynolds of Pewter Report wrote that the Buccaneers will not be extending the contract of Josh Freeman this offseason. While the Bucs might have entertained the notion of offering a contract extension before Freeman heads into his contract year in 2013, that late-season skid has dispelled that idea. Instead, the front office is being patient with the fourth-year player, who will turn just 25 on January 13, and wants to see how he performs next season before deciding whether or not to re-sign him and for how much. Reynolds also went on to say that general manager Mark Dominik can always use the franchise tag on Freeman if no agreement on an extension is reached. Only problem with that is the Bucs will have to pay him around $17 million under the tag. Has he been worth that much? Will he be worth th...
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