Oct 13, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-20. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lovie Smith Declares Mike Glennon as "Our Quarterback of the Future"

While the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Mike Evans with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, and passing on Johnny Manziel in the process, Bucs head coach Lovie Smith might have dropped the biggest bombshell of the evening:

Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times has the details:

This is a stunning revelation. The Bucs were heavily rumoured to draft a quarterback in the draft and it seems as though that can be put to rest based on this statement.

The talk leading up to the draft centered on the Bucs trying to trade Glennon away for a draft pick but if Mike Glennon is the future, then the Bucs don’t need to address the quarterback position over the next two days.

It also makes us wonder why the Bucs signed McCown over the off-season, especially if they are now going to leave Glennon on the bench after playing in 13 games last season and tossing 19 touchdowns.

While Glennon can certainly learn from McCown, it doesn’t appear as though that will be quite as beneficial if he’s sitting on the bench when his head coach has called him their future quarterback. Glennon still has plenty to learn but he made strides last season as he played more games, but now he may get relegated to a backup role for the time being.

It’s a tough spot for Glennon. He seemingly knows he has a future in Tampa Bay, but after playing 13 games last season to presumably sitting on the bench in 2014 behind a career backup, at least for the beginning of the year, it seems like an unusual method to endorse the Bucs’ so-called franchise quarterback.

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  • Doug Lacy

    Omg were never gonna have a good QB ever literally the best we’ve had was freeman even though he had his bad moments but glennon isn’t going to be that guy that can shoot it out and be a winner he can play safe football but we need a guy that takes chances like Brett farve or drew breeze not someone who can only win if the defense and Martin win

  • Cesar del fierro

    Glennon is far better qb than freeman was or will be, u can let him compete with mccown and i think he will win

    • Jayson Kaplan

      Show me some empirical evidence that Glennon is “far better qb than Freeman was” because the statistics say otherwise. You can think whatever you’d like because that’s how opinions work, but you’re making declarative statements based on those opinions and that makes you look foolish.

      • Cesar del fierro

        Thats your opinion right?

        • Jayson Kaplan

          Not at all. You did in fact make a declarative statement, and it is foolish to do so without any kind of evidence.

  • joe f.

    Glennon the future Q.B for the BUCS. sorry I don’t see it. who would put a back up Q.B. to play ahead of there quarterback of the future I believe that Lovie has a plan he always doe’s. I know he is going to bring in another Q.B. I just don’t know when or how , draft or trade. Glennon isn’t a bad quarterback but Lovie wants this team to be able to play at a fast pace now who do you do that with Mike Glennon ? HOW ?

  • Steve Batchelor

    I’ve never seen so many guys with rocks for brains when it comes to Mike Glennon. What don’t they understand about NOOOOO OL,1 viable WR, a rookie WR at TE, an inconsistent carousel at RB, a dumbass for an OC and an idiot for a HC. That’s not to mention that he was a rookie thrust into the job when Freeman imploded. With all the turmoil that went around on the team it’s a wonder Glennon didn’t didn’t implode himself. Lovie has declared Glennon as the Bucs future QB so get over all of your whining like little girls.

  • 65yt

    Thank you Steve.
    Jayson, you can’t say Glennon is better, but I dont think there is yet enough evidence to say he is worse.
    But 6 NFL teams tried to Pick Glennon up round Draft time saying that they believe he My have something special.
    And the guy who says Glennon is Slow just doesn’t know what the hell he is talking about, ever heard of a three step pass?
    He is a pocket QB like Tom Brady, not a rushing QB like mike Vick.