With NFL free agency unofficially open, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be looking at the veteran quarterback market to see who may be able to come in and compete for the starting job. Mike Glennon is currently the penciled in starter, but the team will want to bring in more guys to make sure they find the right franchise quarterback.
That franchise quarterback may end up being Tampa native and Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray. ESPN.com blogger Pat Yasinskas brought up the possibility of Murray heading to Tampa Bay and didn’t dismiss it as quickly as others might.
Why not take a chance on the University of Georgia product? That’s assuming, of course, that they don’t take a quarterback early. Murray played at Plant High in Tampa and is a local favorite. He also is a guy with some pretty good talent, but he’s likely to go later in the draft due to the knee injury he suffered last season. The Bucs potentially could find a bargain with Murray if he’s available late in the draft.
The Bucs got Glennon — who was at one point the best quarterback in last year’s drag class — in the third round so they’re no stranger to quarterback steals in the draft. Murray may not be a lock for Tampa Bay, but he’s certainly an option to heavily consider.