Late Thursday night, the Buccaneers inked the last unsigned player of their 2009 NFL Draft Class, QB Josh Freeman. He signed the deal around midnight Thursday according to John Clayton of ESPN.com. The contract includes 10.245 of gauranteed money and hsa a total value and length of five years and 36 million dollars.
It was important for Freeman to get his contract finished before todays opening day of practice, as he has a chance to be the Bucs starting QB if he has a solid training camp. Most reports from mini camps over the summer stated that neither Luke McCown or Byron Leftwich blew the coaching staff away, and with HC Raheem Morris already proclaiming he is “married” to Freeman, Freeman in my mind, has an equal opportunity at the starting spot as the two aforementioned QB’s.
Kudos to Freeman, and to Mark Dominik for getting all the draft picks under contract before camp began.