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Mike Glennon | Quarterback

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: North Carolina State
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Some around the league believe teams will be interested in trading for Bucs QB Mike Glennon.
Although Glennon was quietly effective as a rookie in 2013, the Lovie Smith regime never gave him much of a shot. Glennon started just five games in 2014, operating mostly as a backup to 35-year-old journeyman Josh McCown. Now the Bucs, likely to select a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, should be even more motivated to trade Glennon than they were last year. Perhaps a QB-desperate team like the Bills or Jets would be willing to part with a late-round pick. Glennon is under contract for just $687,188 in 2015. Jan 27 - 10:24 AM

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Coach Lovie Smith would not rule out turning back to Mike Glennon for Sunday's game at Carolina.

Now officially out of contention in the lowly NFC South, the Bucs should take the final three games to evaluate Glennon some more. It quickly became predictably obvious that Josh McCown is nothing close to a long-term answer. At age 24, at least Glennon has some appeal down the road.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:45:00 AM

Mike Glennon has been benched for Josh McCown.

Glennon himself made the announcement in a Tuesday radio interview. It's not surprising after coach Lovie Smith strongly hinted at the move in Monday's press conference. We'd argue Glennon still gives the Bucs their best chance to win, but he hasn't exactly been impressive in place of McCown. Glennon has completed just 57.6 percent of his 203 passes, and owns an underwhelming 6.98 YPA and 10:6 TD:INT ratio. He's thrown at least one pick in five straight starts. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Glennon makes more starts before the year is through, but he can be safely dropped in two-quarterback leagues.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 06:31:00 PM

Bucs coach Lovie Smith remained noncommittal Monday when asked who his Week 10 starting quarterback will be.

Lovie might be better served worrying about his defense, which couldn't stop a Browns team on Sunday that was missing all of its big-time passing-game weapons and can't run the ball. Josh McCown isn't the answer to what's ailing the Bucs. Mike Glennon isn't a franchise quarterback, but at least he's willing to give Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson chances to make plays. The Buccaneers also inexplicably abandoned their running game in the second half of Sunday's loss despite Bobby Rainey's dominant first two quarters.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 04:57:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 17-of-33 passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bucs' Week 9 loss to Cleveland.

His touchdowns both came from 24 yards out on passes to Mike Evans, and Glennon added 17 yards on three scrambles. Glennon missed throws and left yards on the field, but generally kept Tampa Bay's offense competitive. Fantasy owners of Evans, Vincent Jackson, and Bucs running backs have to hope the coaching staff doesn't tap Josh McCown as its starter after another loss. If Glennon gets the nod in Week 10, he'll be worth two-quarterback-league consideration against a poor Atlanta defense.
Sun, Nov 2, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 19-of-28 passes for 171 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bucs' Week 8 loss to the Vikings.

He added three carries for 13 yards. On Tampa Bay's opening drive, Glennon badly telegraphed an interception to Captain Munnerlyn on a pass intended down the right sideline. The Bucs stayed fairly even with Minnesota in time of possession, but neither team generated much offense in the 19-13 affair. Glennon is just a two-quarterback-league option in fantasy. Tampa Bay will take on Cleveland in its next game.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Mike Glennon is expected to start Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Josh McCown (thumb) has resumed practicing, but Glennon has outperformed the veteran badly this season. Over the last three games, Glennon has gone 1-2 with two 300-yard games and a 6:3 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a two-QB league option against a very burnable Vikings secondary this week.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014 08:31:00 AM

Mike Glennon completed 24-of-44 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bucs' 48-17, Week 6 blowout loss the Ravens.

Glennon was sacked five times and hit another handful of times as the Tampa line proved once again it can't block anyone. The offense couldn't get anything going until the scoreboard read 38-0 early in the second quarter. With the Ravens playing soft defense after the break, Glennon and the Bucs padded their stats. Glennon's two scores went to Mike Evans and Louis Murphy. The Bucs head into their bye week before hosting the Vikings in Week 8. It's unclear if Glennon or Josh McCown (thumb) will get that start.
Sun, Oct 12, 2014 04:22:00 PM

Coach Lovie Smith conceded Monday that "odds are" Mike Glennon will remain the Bucs' starter in Week 6 against the Ravens.

"Odds are." Move the offense is something Glennon has actually been able to do, whilst Josh McCown showed zero ability to perform that task in Tampa Bay's first three games. Lovie ought to just come out and declare Glennon the Bucs' starter the rest of the way. Through three appearances, Glennon has a 5:2 TD-to-INT ratio and respectable 87.6 QB rating. Glennon is a far superior option.
Source: Rick Stroud
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 03:51:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 19-of-32 passes for 249 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bucs' Week 5, 37-31 overtime loss to the Saints.

Glennon and the Bucs were up 31-20 early in the fourth quarter before the wheels fell off. Leading 31-26 late, the Tampa offense began a drive with a holding call, delay of game, false start, and botched snap before Glennon then was sacked in the end zone for a safety. All in all, Glennon was impressive for the second consecutive week. One of his better throws of the day was a 34-yard touch pass while falling away to Vincent Jackson on 2nd-and-20. His two scores went to Louis Murphy and Robert Herron. Glennon will be a QB2 in Week 6 vs. the Ravens.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 04:49:00 PM

Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds writes that Mike Glennon "fully grasped the offense" and "caught up to Josh McCown behind the scenes" prior to the start of the season.

Glennon didn't receive any first-team reps during the preseason, and wasn't given the opportunity to compete for the starting job. Through four weeks, it's obvious he has a better understanding of the offense. McCown has thrown for 420 yards, two touchdowns and six turnovers while going 0-3 with a 65.8 QB rating in two and a half games, while Glennon has 423 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception over the last six quarters. McCown has no guaranteed money beyond this season. Glennon gives the Bucs a better chance to win, and should get the final 12 games to prove if he can be a franchise-caliber quarterback.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 05:48:00 PM

Speaking Monday, Bucs coach Lovie Smith wouldn't commit to Josh McCown (thumb) as his starter when healthy.

It's a change of course from Week 3, where Smith insisted McCown would keep his starting job when healthy. Smith, however, must have seen what everyone else saw in Sunday's win over the Steelers, and that is Mike Glennon gives the Bucs their best chance to win. McCown can be safely dropped in all two-quarterback leagues.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 21-of-42 passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns and an interception as the Bucs stunned the Steelers 27-24 in Week 4.

Glennon's big day came even though he was largely ineffective before the break, and lost No. 2 receiver Mike Evans to a hamstring injury in the third quarter. Glennon missed a ton of throws, but was hurt by drops. His biggest asset was standing tall in the pocket, delivering big, late passes in the face of pressure. He wisely targeted Vincent Jackson 10 times, including each of his final two throws, with the latter going for the game-winning touchdown. Glennon isn't about to be a star, but is pretty clearly the Bucs' best option under center. He'll be a low-end streaming option against the Saints in Week 5.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 04:36:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Times expects the Bucs to let Mike Glennon play out the final 13 games.

Josh McCown (thumb) is week to week, and isn't going to get his starting job back when healthy, barring a faceplant by Glennon. A 35-year-old journeyman, McCown has proven to be a product of Marc Trestman's system, while 24-year-old Glennon played well enough as a rookie last season to get an extended look. Glennon is on the QB2 radar in a matchup with a Steelers defense that's allowed five passing touchdowns through three games.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Coach Lovie Smith said "there is a good chance" Mike Glennon will start this week against the Steelers.

In other words, Glennon will make the start. Josh McCown (thumb) didn't practice Wednesday. Mike Kafka is expected to be Glennon's backup. We'd expect the Bucs to try and pound Doug Martin and Bobby Rainey on the ground against a banged-up Steelers defense, especially in a road game. Glennon is a back-end QB2. There's a chance he's going to make multiple starts for Tampa.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 03:48:00 PM