Mike Glennon is still the backup quarterback behind Jameis Winston for the Buccaneers. Unless anything happens to Winston, or unless Glennon gets traded, we're looking at a passer with a decent track record sitting on the bench.
Glennon stands "a good chance" of being traded at some point during the 2016 NFL Draft, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Auman framed the nugget strictly as his perspective on the matter-- without citing any inside knowledge-- but it's hardly the first time that the rumors of Glennon's impending departure have been floated this offseason. The speculation was only upped by the Bucs' signing of CFL journeyman Dan LeFevour on April 19, which left them with four quarterbacks on the roster. With current third-stringer Ryan Griffin having had a year of experience working with head coach Dirk Koetter's system in 2015-- and Glennon's appeal as a young but underused veteran with starting experience-- the conditions could certainly be in place for a trade to a quarterback-needy club. Glennon failed to take a snap as Jameis Winston's immediate backup in 2015, but threw for 4,025 yards and 29 touchdowns over 19 games during the 2013-14 seasons.
Bucs GM Jason Licht has confirmed that several teams have shown interest in trading for Glennon,Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Licht confirmed the news Monday at the NFL owners meetings, and stated that trade discussions could continue until the NFL draft. "There's always interest. It's not a secret,'' Licht said. "There's always some interest. We'll see how it goes. We've got some time and this is something that could go all the way to the draft.'' Set to be an unrestricted free agent upon the expiration of his rookie contract next spring, Glennon did not take a single snap from scrimmage as Jameis Winston's backup in 2015. Stroud reports that the New York Jets have been one of the clubs to inquire about Glennon, given their inability to date to come to terms with Ryan Fitzpatrick, last season's starter.
Glennon failed to take a single snap in the 2015 season. 2015 first overall pick Jameis Winston played on every single offensive play of his rookie year, leaving Glennon as a season-long clipboard holder. As was the case at the beginning of the 2014 season when he was usurped by free-agent signee Josh McCown, the third-year pro was predictably a model teammate in handling the situation. Still under Tampa's control for one more season, Glennon will reprise his role in 2016 under what could be the fourth offensive system he's played under in his NFL career. The NC State product has thrown for 4,025 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions over 19 career games.
Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith says the team has been receiving trade inquiries regarding quarterback Mike Glennon, reports the Tampa Bay Times. "We've been like that for a while where we've had the first pick and we've been taking calls for a long period of time and I assume that would go right up until the draft," Smith said. "Yes, specifically on Glennon." Glennon, 5-13 as a starter, has thrown for 4,025 yards with 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in two seasons.
The Browns looked into the possibility of trading for Buccaneers QB Mike Glennon, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. According to two league sources, the Browns "at least sniffed around" about Glennon's availability, but no formal offer was made. Bucs coach Lovie Smith has said that the team has Glennon slated as the starter for 2015.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||Los Angeles Rams||10||18.56|
|7||10/23||@San Francisco 49ers||7||18.06|
|11||11/20||@Kansas City Chiefs||6||18.00|
|13||12/04||@San Diego Chargers||14||19.56|
|14||12/11||New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|16||12/24||@New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|3 Year Avg||58.7||1342||10||5||29||0||110|