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.