The Arizona Cardinals are heading into a season that is actually expected to be a fairly competitive one, and they could be looking to make a move to ensure that their future looks brighter as well.
According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals could be looking to acquire second-year quarterback Mike Glennon from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has reportedly been looking to move Glennon for a third to fifth round draft pick.
Tampa Bay likely wouldn’t trade Glennon unless they used their first or second round pick on a quarterback, which has been looking more and more possible each day. Recent rumblings have the Buccaneers trying to move up to the second overall pick to select Johnny Manziel, but so far those talks have not progressed too far. Arizona would be making a very good move for the future of their franchise by acquiring Glennon, and would especially win a deal for a fourth or fifth round pick.
Glennon was a pleasant surprise for the Buccaneers last season in his rookie year after taking over for Josh Freeman. He completed 59.4% of his passes for a total of 2,608 yards and 19 touchdowns. There are quite a few questions as to why Tampa Bay wants to trade him, especially with him only throwing nine interceptions.
He showcased a very strong arm, but did have some issues with accuracy at times. There are obvious areas that he’ll need to improve in before he’s ready to become a starter in the NFL, but he definitely has what it takes. Carson Palmer isn’t getting any younger, and the Cardinals are beginning to look around for their starter once he decides to call it quits.
Overall, this would be a very good move for the Cardinals and Buccaneers if Tampa Bay does draft a quarterback. Arizona would be getting a player that they feel could be their quarterback of the future, while the Buccaneers would be moving a player that they don’t feel is a good fit for their long-term goals. Expect to hear more of these trade talks if Tampa Bay does end up drafting a quarterback in the first two rounds.