This might be the worst nightmare for most Bucs fans around the Tampa Bay area. With the 1st pick, the Buccaneers are finally in position to get their organization a franchise quarterback, but a report out of Newsday says the Bucs may be willing to trade down from the top spot.
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, the Buccaneers will "listen seriously" to trade offers for the first pick in the draft.
"But the Bucs might not be quite as committed to taking Winston -- or even Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, the other presumptive early first-round pick -- as they've been letting on. According to two people familiar with the team's situation, the Bucs will listen seriously to trade offers for the No. 1 pick."
The debate has been on fire for 3 months as to which quarterback the Buccaneers should select between Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. While the split amongst fans could be close to 50/50, an overwhelming majority of Bucs fans know the team must draft a quarterback.
If this report ends up being true, and the Bucs do trade down, there is a real possibility that the Bucs would end up with Mike Glennon as their starting quarterback moving forward. They'd also end up with a losing record, empty stands, and a new coach and GM to start 2016.
The only trade down possibility I'd even consider listening to would be a trade offer from the Chargers involving Phillip Rivers along with MULTIPLE 1st round draft picks, and even then I'd likely pass on a deal.
One other thing to remember...WE'RE 11 DAYS AWAY FROM THE NFL DRAFT. That means we are in the "don't believe anything you hear" stage of the draft process.
If the Buccaneers bypass drafting either of the top quarterbacks in this year's draft, they better have extra security on hand at their official draft party at Raymond James Stadium because there will end up being a riot, and those standard definition video boards might be yanked down by an angry mob.Subscribe to The Commish Online Podcast on iTunes!
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