With the Bucs’ sixth round selection they begin to plan for an eventual backup quarterback for Winston. Alek Torgerson has been a name that has popped up on the radar for the Bucs, as they search for the replacement for Mike Glennon.
It is widely known that Licht offered Glennon the most money for a backup quarterback in the NFL, but unfortunately Glennon preferred his shot at a starting gig. Now although you can not blame him, this leaves a hole on the roster where most are skeptical on how it will be filled.
Licht and Koetter have both left third string quarterback Ryan Griffin on the roster for this reason alone, but after the rumors that Nick Foles had a possibility of landing in the Bay, it seems Tampa is once again in the market for a quarterback.
The strong armed Torgersen out of Penn University is a guy who Koetter may believe can provide exactly what the team seeks. The selection of Torgersen brings a quarterback who Tampa may keep to groom as the backup for Winston in the long run.
This non-expensive move could help bring stability to the offense if Winston would come down with an injury or illness.
Whether Torgersen is their guy or not, expect Tampa to add a young gun to the backup quarterback competition brewing in the Bay.