The NFL Draft can be a source of tension not only for players waiting for their names to be called, but for players who are already on NFL rosters as well.
Case in point – according to the Tampa Bay Times Rick Stroud, Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon was called by head coach Lovie Smith twice during the course of the draft to assure him that rumors involving his trade were not true.
Glennon said Lovie Smith called him twice during the draft to assure him that reports of trade rumors were false.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) May 20, 2014
Glennon, who is in competition with Mike Kafka and Josh McCown this season, has been given full confidence by new head coach Smith, and wants to be the quarterback of the future for the Bucs.
As the draft neared, reports of Glennon’s availability became widespread, and then once names started being called and certain quarterbacks who were expected to go early were still sitting undrafted, those Glennon-trade rumors just took on a life of their own.
Can you imagine if every head coach took the time to call every player who was rumored to be traded during the draft? Looks like Lovie was spending a little too much time on Twitter during the draft.