The Bucs must not be totally sold on the future of QB Josh Freeman, as the the St.Pete Times reports that the Bucs are not set to give the QB a contract extension.
The Bucs will not discuss extending Josh Freeman’s contract this off-season which means his rookie deal will expire after 2013. If he plays great, the Bucs will use their franchise tag on Freeman and try to sign him to a long-term deal. The exclusive rights franchise tender for a quarterback would likely be more than $17 million for one year.
The Bucs’ don’t want a situation like the Jets have with QB Mark Sanchez; they’d like to cut ties but have guaranteed him $8.25 million next season.
Bucs coach Greg Schiano likes a lot of things about Freeman’s game — he did set franchise records for passing yards and touchdowns — but plans to add a quarterback to compete next season either in the draft or free agency.