Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

GM Jason Licht Confirms Tampa Bay Buccaneers Not Settled on Mike Glennon as Starter

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have an important offseason in front of them, and one of their biggest decisions will be deciding who lines up under center to start next season. Mike Glennon returns as the starting quarterbacks, but there is a hint of uncertainty from the Buccaneers as to his status for 2014.

Lovie Smith already told the media that he would look for an upgrade at the position, and GM Jason Licht is apparently on the same page.

Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune spoke to Licht, and the new leader of the Tampa Bay front office echoed the statements of his head coach.

  • “New coach, new regime, you can’t just hand the keys over and say this guy is our starter. You have to see what he is, and competition drives the best out of everybody. So, that’s what we’ll be looking for.’’

Licht also said that the team hopes to use free agency to fill most of the needs on the roster, so the draft can be used to pick the best player, rather than being stuck taking one position.

There are quite a few interesting prospects at quarterback in this draft class, and a short list of veteran options available in free agency or via trade, and the Buccaneers will likely bring in one of each to push Glennon and compete for the starting job in 2014.

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