The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were shopping second-year quarterback Mike Glennon over the past week to see what type of value he had in trade talks, but decided not to move him.
According to Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, the team views Glennon as their quarterback of the future and have no plans to move him. It isn’t very surprising news, as Glennon did have a very impressive season last year after taking over for Josh Freeman.
#Bucs source tells me team values Mike Glennon and has no plans to trade the second-year QB who played well as part-time starter
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) May 9, 2014
Glennon showed off a strong arm last season in his tenure as the starting quarterback, and also showed good leadership skills. He has a lot to work on, but a full offseason has helped him improve on his game and get ready to compete with Josh McCown in training camp. There is no doubt that he has the ability to take over the Buccaneers quarterback position this year, but he will likely have to wait a year or two until McCown calls it quits.
In 13 games with the Buccaneers last season, Glennon completed 59.4% of his passes. He also totaled 2,608 yards and 19 touchdowns, while only throwing nine interceptions. Those numbers are very impressive after he was forced into action by the release of starting quarterback Josh Freeman.
Overall, this is not surprising news in the slightest coming out of Tampa Bay. It was very strange to hear that the Buccaneers were trying to trade their young second-year quarterback after a very successful rookie campaign. He is the future at quarterback in Tampa Bay, and will learn quite a bit from new addition Josh McCown this season.