Freeman delivered another maddeningly inconsistent season for the Bucs in 2012, throwing for 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns, but struggling with accuracy (54.8 completion percentage) and ball security (19 turnovers).
Given his inconsistency, it's easy to understand why the Buccaneers have decided to let Freeman play out the final year of his rookie contract rather than hand out an extension. Bucs co-chairman Joel Glazer says their choice not to negotiate says nothing about their confidence in the quarterback.
We suppose the Bucs should be so lucky, though if they really believe in Freeman, they should probably lock him up before his value can skyrocket like Flacco's did. But that's beside the point.