Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Who will backup Jameis Winston in 2019?

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Mike Glennon

If Ryan Fitzpatrick were to retire or decide to join another franchise, former Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon could be a great fit to back up Winston in 2019. The former third rounder out of NC State most recently was apart of the Arizona Cardinals, but was cut this offseason after signing a deal to compete with Sam Bradford just a year ago.

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Bucs fans are very familiar with Glennon after watching him start 18 games over 4 seasons in Tampa Bay, although they were mostly forgettable. Glennon has a career 60% completion percentage while accumulating 4,933 yards, 34 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.

Glennon is very familiar with the Bucs organization and the city of Tampa Bay, paving the way for what could be a nice reunion for both parties. Glennon will likely cost a little more to sign than Fitzpatrick due to his age but after earning 25 million since coming to the league, he may be willing to take a pay cut to be somewhere he feels comfortable and sees an opportunity.

With a similar stature and play-style to Winston, Glennon could provide a clean substitute should something happen to Winston during the 2019 offseason or in-season. Expect Glennon to firmly be on the radar for the Buccaneers in their search for a backup quarterback.