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Jul 29, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws the ball during training camp at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Front Office Still Unsure About Mike Glennon


One of the first tasks for new Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht was evaluating the roster for his new team and determining which players deserve to stay, and which ones should be replaced, released, or provided competition ahead of next season.

We saw the initial response to this self-scouting not long ago, when the team announced the release of several players, including Gabe Carimi. But the roster shakeup is far from over, and there are still positions with big decisions left to make.

One of those positions is quarterback, according to a report.

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report learned from a source close to the team that evaluations of Mike Glennon will run through OTAs, and that drafting or signing a quarterback to replace or directly compete with Glennon is not out of the question.

In other words, they’re still on the fence about the first-year QB out of NC State.

A new regime is unlikely to throw all of their support behind a third-round quarterback with questionable film history on day one, and according to Miller’s report, they’re still not sure what role Glennon will play with the team long-term.

One of the important quotes about Glennon from the introductory press conferences for the new coaching staff came from offensive coordinator Jeff Tedford, who said it’s difficult to evaluate a quarterback without knowing what he was asked to do. Spending time with Glennon at OTAs should help shed some light on Glennon’s first season, and will also give Tedford a chance to test Glennon on the practice field.

If Licht decides to make a move for a quarterback, he may consider one of these veteran options, or may spend his first draft pick on Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles, or Johnny Manziel.

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  • RussMillerWY

    If the Bucs have high enough standards to fire Schiano, no way they “stay the course” with a marginal qb. You don’t really think they’d draft a hot dog like Manziel, do you? Sounds something more like the amateurs in Cleveland or Jacksonville would do to try to sell more season tickets.

    • LeoTPP

      I don’t want Manziel from a football standpoint, setting aside his personality. But he’s in the discussion, regardless of what I think.

      • Steve Batchelor

        I don’t know what to think about Manziel but I thing I have noticed about the boy is his willingness to get better and his will to win. I thought his decision to forgo the SB and the money he was offered to attend and instead staying in San Diego/w George Whitfield showed maturity on Johnny’s part. The difference between his Heisman year and last year was pretty telling. Showed that he learned during his last off season what he needed to do to get better. I really think Manziel will succeed in the NFL as long as whoever his coach is, is able to get Johnny on the same page.