It would appear that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a lot more serious about taking Johnny Manziel in the first round of the NFL Draft than previously thought. While there was growing interest in Johnny Football from the Bucs, there was still some doubt as to whether or not they were serious or if it was just a smokescreen.
News that the Buccaneers are willing to trade Mike Glennon should signal and end to the speculation as it seems they are ready to move on with new quarterbacks in 2014. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, the Bucs are shopping Glennon and planning on drafting a quarterback in next week.
The scenario being kicked around is that Johnny Manziel is the replacement for Glennon and he’ll be learning behind starter Josh McCown. But Tampa Bay doesn’t have to take Manziel to trade Glennon as they could take someone like Aaron Murray or Zach Mettenberger instead and still render Glennon useless on the team.
Bottom line is this new Buccaneers regime didn’t really want Glennon to begin with and now that they’ve been given multiple reasons in the draft to move on from him, they’re going to do all they can to get back whatever value exists for the still young and very talented Glennon.