They reportedly rejected as many as six trade offers for Glennon during draft weekend according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, instead opting to keep the second-year player.
“There’s a lot of interest and we want to keep Mike,” general manager Jason Licht said Saturday. “[They were] just feeling it out. I know that Mike has a very good reputation throughout the league as far as his developmental future.”
The teams that made offers for Glennon apparently believe that the former third round pick was a better prospect than most quarterbacks available in the draft.
Despite Lovie Smith declaring Glennon as the team’s “quarterback of the future,” he is still adamant free agent signing Josh McCown is the starter right now.
“A lot of talk has gone on about Mike Glennon,” Smith said. “What I’ve said is Josh McCown is our starter, which he is. Love Josh. And Josh is excited, more so than or as excited as any fan that we have about the offensive group. But what I’ve said is that we like Mike Glennon and Mike has an excellent future in the league and that’s how it’s played out.”
So right now, journeyman quarterback McCown is the starter, while Glennon, a second-year pro coming off an impressive rookie season, is now going to sit on the bench.
It’s an interesting situation for the Bucs, but it seems to be one Smith is committed too. But if there’s one thing, it’s that Glennon does have a future in Tampa Bay. How soon we see him under center again though remains to be seen however.
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