Some will try and say that there is a quarterback controversy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this summer, but the truth is, there isn’t. Once the team went out in free agency and signed Josh McCown to a two-year deal, it was all but set in stone that he would be the team’s starter under center. Head coach Lovie Smith has even reiterated this a few times before.
Now, just as camp is about to open up, Greg Auman from the Tampa Bay Times has reminded everyone that McCown is the one that will be taking the first team snaps, not second-year signal caller Mike Glennon.
McCown, 35, enters the season entrenched as the team’s starting quarterback ahead of Mike Glennon, who started 13 games as a rookie last year. McCoy said there’s a true leadership to McCown, who has gained much experience in 11 NFL seasons without the wear and tear of being a regular starting quarterback the whole way.
McCown did a masterful job last season of filling in for Jay Cutler while he was out with an injury, which ultimately made him a hot commodity on the market. In the end, Smith saw McCown as the guy that he wanted handling the ball to start his tenure.
However, as far as Glennon goes, the team reportedly has no intentions of parting ways with him, and they see him as the quarterback of the future.
But for now, McCown is running the show.