Although the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Josh McCown away from the Chicago Bears and have tried to make it clear that they will not be trading second-year signal-caller Mike Glennon (despite plenty of reports which have suggested otherwise), who replaced Josh Freeman as the starting quarterback in 2013, the Buccaneers added another quarterback on Tuesday.
According to Adam Caplan of ESPN’s NFL Insiders and Sirius XM Satellite Radio, the Buccaneers have agreed to a deal with former Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Alex Tanney.
#Buccaneers to sign QB Alex Tanney. May get a chance to compete for #3 job.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) May 20, 2014
After trading up to No. 22 to select former Texas A&M Aggies’ quarterback Johnny Manziel and then agreed to a deal with a coveted undrafted free agent, former South Carolina Gamecocks’ quarterback Connor Shaw, the Browns, who also return Brian Hoyer from a torn ACL, decided to cut Tanney (as well as Vince Young and Tyler Thigpen).
Tanney will now compete with former Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Mike Kafka and undrafted Wyoming Cowboys’ quarterback Brett Smith.
Tanney started his career with the Kansas City Chiefs before joining the Dallas Cowboys and then the Browns, but he has never taken an NFL snap.
In case you have forgotten, Tanney is the trick shot quarterback.