Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman told 620 WDAE’s “Ron and Ian Show” that he’s not worried about his contract going forward.
“I’m excited about getting this year going,” Freeman said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “It has nothing to do with…a contract year, finding out, oh, is he signed for this? What happened? I know God has got a plan for me, it’s all going to work out in the end. If I just give it the best I’ve got regardless…if I give it the best I’ve got and the Buccaneers say, “Ah, we don’t think he can play for us,’ at the end of the year and every other team in the NFL does and I end up wherever I end up doing whatever, I’ll be content because I’ll know I gave it the best I had.”
Freeman said that his uncertain future in Tampa hasn’t been a distraction to him.
“I get this question a lot and, yeah, I’ve got stuff weighing on my mind, but very little has to do with the contract year,” Freeman said. “Yeah, it’s a big year and professionally it’s the biggest year I’ve had from that standpoint. But I’m telling you, when I play the best football, it’s when I’m just relaxed and I’m being myself.
“My identity is set. I know who I am. Come hell or high water, trust me, dude, we’re going to win some games this year. The Bucs are going to be a force. I’m pumped up about that.”
Freeman says he’s confident going into this season.
“I’m excited. There’s no added pressure, no nervousness, no anxiety,” Freeman said. “Man, I know who I am, my guys know who I am, we know what it’s all about. I’m pumped up. There’s no anxiety, it’s all excitement.
“But I’m telling you man, it’s good enough. More than good enough.”