Could Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon Still Be Traded?
By Dustin Lewis
After remaining with the Buccaneers throughout the draft, despite trade rumors, couldMike Glennon
still be shipped out of Tampa?
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It has been quite the tumultuous offseason for Mike Glennon. He has been in the center of a few trade rumors, including one that reportedly would’ve brought Muhammad Wilkerson to Tampa from the Jets. Buccaneers GM Jason Licht also noted that he was listening to offers on the backup QB. Alas, Glennon made it through the draft and into OTAs without being traded. But could it still happen?
ESPN recently released their top 100 predictions for the 2016 season, and checking in at #34 is another hypothetical Mike Glennon trade from Mike DiRocco.
"Tony Romo will get hurt (again), giving Bucs QB Mike Glennon a lot of trade value. A desperate Jerry Jones will make Tampa GM Jason Licht an offer can’t refuse for the fourth-year QB."
Obviously this list is just a bunch of predictions from the ESPN writers, but it’s still interesting to hear that some people believe Mike Glennon will still be moved. He is on the last year of his rookie contract and has flashed his ability when he got a chance to play, so there’s a very slim chance that Glennon would resign with the Bucs to be a backup again. He wants a chance to start, and I’m sure next offseason his agent will reach out to the QB needy teams to help him get that opportunity.
Regardless, the argument can go both ways to keep or trade Glennon this season. If you keep him, you have an experienced option at quarterback in the unfortunate case that Jameis Winston goes down with an injury. But Jameis Winston has spent his entire offseason working on redefining his body to increase his progression and decrease his chance of injury. Now if you trade Glennon, you can get back a draft pick that probably ranges from a second to fourth round pick depending on the desperation of the team that wants to make the trade. However, you lose that experienced backup and probably will be leaning on the shoulders of Ryan Griffin if Winston gets injured.
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Jason Licht is going to have a tough decision to make, do you let Glennon walk away at the end of the season for nothing, or do you try to make a move and collect another piece that can help you in the future?