On April 30, it’s likely the Buccaneers will be drafting their franchise quarterback. The bigger question is who will stay and backup the new face of the franchise. While it has been largely assumed Josh McCown will stay and Mike Glennon will be dealt, there could be a possibility that Glennon ends up sticking around.
That’s right. The latest on PewterReport.com from Scott Reynolds discusses the possibility of trading Glennon but also makes a case for them to keep him.
“Glennon has proven to be a decent backup-type quarterback in the NFL thus far, and with better offensive line play, he might have what it takes to develop into a starting-caliber passer with more time to throw and more experience," Reynolds said. "The Bucs’ brass believes in having a backup quarterback that is good enough to step in and win some games and not have a season automatically go down the tubes if the starter is lost for several games with an injury.”
Reynolds adds that the Bucs need to have an offer of at least a third-round pick to trade away Glennon. He later states the team likes Glennon “too much” to trade him for anything less.
Glennon had an opportunity to bury any uncertainty this past season when he saw a good amount of playing time filling in for the injured McCown. The third-year quarterback showed moments of good play but followed them up with poor performances. His inconsistencies were more obvious as his games progressed. Still, behind a less than average offensive line, Glennon posted a sack percentage of 7.3 compared to McCown with the same amount of dropbacks -- who finished with a 9.9.
There is plenty of time to see what exactly the Buccaneers do with Glennon. But since there is a new quarterback that is likely coming in, it would be best for the two sides to part ways.
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