Josh Freeman is seeking a trade a source close to the situation told FOXSports.com on Wednesday just hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback was demoted to the backup role behind Mike Glennon.

No official communication has been made to or from Freeman the source said but the request to engage in talks is expected to come soon.

Specifics on other teams and their interest level were not clear but the fifth-year veteran would likely be a good fit with a couple of teams in need of help at the position including the Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings.

Freeman was a Pro Bowler in 2010 when he played under Greg Olson the now-Raiders offensive coordinator in Tampa Bay from 2009-11. Freeman had his best seasons with Olson and would likely be a seamless fit in that offense.

The Vikings have quarterback issues of their own. Former first-round pick Christian Ponder has been a disappointment since being selected in 2011. Freeman would be an upgrade. The Vikings however currently don’t have the cap space to acquire him so he would likely not be the only piece in the trade.