Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon throws first career touchdown (GIF)


Aug 8, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws the ball during the second half against the Baltimore Ravens at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been a messy week and a half in Tampa Bay, which seemed to come to a head this afternoon when former starting quarterback Josh Freeman told Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that he wanted to be released if he wasn’t traded.

That let to the Bucs informing Freeman that if he wanted to watch the game, he’d have to do it from the press box, not on the sideline which is where he saw rookie quarterback Mike Glennon throw his first ever career touchdown.

Glennon, who got the start for Freeman against the Arizona Cardinals drove the team down the field before being stonewalled by the Cardinals defense at the seven yard line or so.

Facing a third down and three scenario, the Buccaneers put their trust in the rookie signal caller who stepped back and fired a bullet into the stomach of wide receiver Mike Williams, who thanks to a nifty initial move found himself enough space to haul it in.

Glennon rushed over to congratulate Williams, while the rest of the team rushed over to congratulate Glennon, who gave the ball to an equipment manager for safe keeping.

H/T Cork Gains

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