After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed quarterback Josh McCown away from the Chicago Bears, many believes second-year quarterback Mike Glennon, who became the Buccaneers’ starers as a rookie in 2013, could be dealt.
Then, when the Buccaneers’ Johnny Manziel hype train really amped up, some thought it was inevitable.
The Buccaneers, of course, did not draft Manziel or any other quarterback, and on Thursday night, head coach Lovie Smith called Glennon the Bucaneers’ “quarterback of the future,” despite naming McCown the starter.
Although the Buccaneers have now publicly endorsed Glennon, it hasn’t stopped teams from making inquiries.
According to Rick Stroud of The Tampa Bay Times, at least six teams have made offers for Glennon.
The Bucs rebuffed trade requests from at least a half dozen teams for quarterback Mike Glennon, some of which inquired multiple times during the NFL draft.
In fact, those teams said they regarded Glennon as a better quarterback than most of the prospects available during the three-day selection show.
But the Bucs consider Glennon their ‘quarterback of the future,’ and have no intentions of dealing the second-year pro.
Glennon completed 247 of 416 passes for 2,608 yards with 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season.