The Buccaneers are sold on Mike Glennon as their quarterback of the future. They have been since May. Why then, would they admit to engaging in trade conversations with other teams? Did the Bucs almost trade him before the 2014 Draft? Poor Mike Glennon is caught amidst John Kerry-esk flip-flopping in the Buccaneers organization.
Teams are allowed to change their minds on the prospects of a young quarterback, but it certainly does not look good for the Buccaneers, nor Mike Glennon, when they are singing such different tunes about a player only a few weeks apart.
They stood by him on May 21, saying that Lovie thought Glennon was the solution to the QB Problem in Tampa. But on Tuesday, Bucs GM confirmed that the Cardinals were an interested suitor for Glennon. Luckily no one valued him enough to make an offer the Bucs couldn’t refuse.
Is that what Licht was admitting? That, sure, Glennon is a quarterback of the future for the Bucs, but if the price was right, they’d deal him?
It seems a little non-committal to a their uprising star. Maybe it’s just a relief to him that other teams are interested in the young passer that threw for a very respectable 19 touchdowns 2,608 yards and only nice interceptions in 13 games.
“He’s not getting (Glennon),” Licht added, which should serve to comfort Bucs fans a bit, Glennon will sit behind Josh McCown after he proved he can start.
McCown will start at quarterback and assert himself as the team leader. It seems that as the Bucs transition between coaches and GMs, no one’s quite the same page.