No quarterback in the league burst out quite like Josh Freeman did in 2010, his second season.
Freeman, the former 17th overall pick in the 2009 draft, was thought to be the third best quarterback behind Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez. Although Freeman has not had the playoff success that Sanchez has, or the hype surrounding Stafford, he has become the leader and face of a young talented Buccaneers team.
In Freeman's rookie season, he only started nine games and finished the season with over 1,800 yards passing, 10 touchdowns, and 18 interceptions. Freeman was given the starting quarterback position in his second season and helped lead his Buccaneers to a 10-6 record, but narrowly missed out on the playoffs.
Freeman's performance last year was spectacular, throwing for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
With such great young talent around him, and with great arm strength, mobility, and a knack for fourth quarter comebacks, Josh Freeman is poised to become the next perennial pro bowler and, if the Buccaneers continue to provide him top talent, expect the Buccaneers to be contenders for years to come.