When the Buccaneers drafted Mike Glennon in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, few thought he would be the quarterback of the future in Tampa Bay.
13 starts, 19 touchdowns, and nine interceptions later, and no one is sold.
Despite Glennon being so young and showing so much promise, the Bucs decided to go out and grab veteran signal caller Josh McCown in free agency.
They might not be done.
The Buccaneers are widely considered to be one of the favorites to land a quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. With the possibility of a new quarterback coming in, also arises the possibility of another quarterback moving out.
Glennon would likely be that guy.
TBO.com has a report citing ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, who says that it is “obvious” to him and others around the league that the Buccaneers are trying to trade Mike Glennon. He went on to say “they have denied this, but I think Mike Glennon is going to be as good as gone.”
It’s not exactly the most concrete statement, but when you’re putting the pieces together, you slowly realize how much sense this all makes.
Tampa Bay hasn’t been sold on Glennon since the new coaching staff and front office took over, and by all accounts, Josh McCown has been impressing everyone inside of One Buc Place. With that in mind, and the knowledge that they Bucs are actively searching for a franchise quarterback, they have no reason to hold on to Glennon if they don’t believe he will be that quarterback. McCown is their insurance policy, and likely their Week One starter unless they draft a quarterback in the first round, and don’t forget that Mike Kafka is on the roster competing for a third string job.
If Mike Glennon has value to another team, then there is no reason to hang on to him if you can get something for him. Tampa Bay has no use for him if they don’t believe he has the tools to be successful in their offense. But if someone else does, who are the Bucs to deny them for just a small price of a mid-round draft pick?
We still don’t know what teams are interested, and what they might offer, but be on the lookout for the Buccaneers to trade Mike Glennon during this upcoming draft.
Especially if Tampa Bay drafts a quarterback in round one.