The Josh Freeman era in Tampa Bay officially ended at 4:01 p.m. Thursday when Freeman's release from the Buccaneers was filed with the league office. Freeman is now an unrestricted free agent who can sign with any team. So, where might Freeman land next? Here are teams that could be a good fit.
Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs coach Andy Reid had his best years as coach of the Eagles with Donovan McNabb at quarterback. Freeman is a lot like McNabb, plus Kansas City is Freeman's hometown and he has more natural talent than Alex Smith.
Greg Olson, who was Freeman's offensive coordinator in his breakthrough 2010 season, is now the offensive coordinator of the Raiders, who are not completely sold on either Terrelle Pryor or Matt Flynn.
Titans GM Ruston Webster is a former Bucs executive who remains very close to Bucs GM Mark Dominik and is in a bit of a quarterback quandary. Jake Locker is hurt, and the Titans need a backup for current starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
There's a reason Tim Tebow keeps being linked to the Jags, and it's not just because he's a Jacksonville native. The only quarterback rated worse in the league than Freeman right now is Blaine Gabbert. Freeman would definitely be an upgrade.
The Browns recently started what appeared to be yet another rebuilding project when they dealt running back Trent Richardson. Freeman would give them a fresh start and someone to push Brandon Weeden, who doesn't appear to be anything special. The status of Brian Hoyer, who injured his knee Thursday night, would play into this as well.