Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman is being benched this week and will be replaced by rookie Mike Glennon a team source with knowledge of the decision told The Tampa Tribune.

The decision to bench Freeman comes after a meeting Tuesday at One Buc Place involving head coach Greg Schiano general manager Mark Dominik and at least one member of the team’s ownership family.

The benching comes with the Bucs 0-3 heading into this Sunday’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals and two days after Schiano said Freeman was still the team’s starting quarterback.

Thought was given to keeping Freeman in place for at least another week but the team eventually decided that the upcoming bye week would offer Glennon two weeks to learn from any first-game mistakes he might make.

Dating back to last season when he threw four interceptions in two of his last three outings the Bucs have lost eight of their last nine games with Freeman who currently ranks last in the league in passer rating.

That losing skid apparently played a part in the decision to move Freeman to the bench and promote Glennon with the team hoping the move will spark a resurgence in the standings before the season is too far gone.

A year after setting several team passing records Freeman 25 ranks last in the NFL with a 45.7 completion percentage. In his last five games dating to December he has thrown four touchdown passes and 12 interceptions.