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Mike Glennon | Quarterback

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/12/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 225
College: North Carolina State
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Mike Glennon believes he'll have a legitimate chance to win the starting quarterback job.
It's wishful thinking. The Bucs gave Josh McCown a two-year, $10 million contract and then new coach Lovie Smith named the ex-Bear his starting quarterback. Smith has since backtracked on those comments in the name of "competition," but the cat is already out of the bag. Glennon is going to be holding a clipboard despite showing flashes of starting-caliber ability during a 4-9 rookie campaign. The Bucs are also expected to draft a quarterback. Apr 14 - 8:11 AM

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Bucs GM Jason Licht said he's "absolutely" looking for a quarterback to compete with Mike Glennon.

"New coach, new regime, you can’t just hand the keys over and say this guy is our starter," Licht said. "You have to see what he is, and competition drives the best out of everybody. So, that’s what we’ll be looking for." Coach Lovie Smith has expressed similar feelings since being hired. Ideally, the Bucs would find a veteran. Options could include Josh McCown, Matt Cassel and Matt Schaub.
Feb 23 - 11:55 AM

New Bucs coach Lovie Smith said he would consider drafting a quarterback at No. 7 overall.

Smith has not gone overboard with praise of Mike Glennon since arriving in Tampa. "Mike ... did some good things as a rookie," Lovie said. "To say right now that Mike is the answer and he's our quarterback of the future and we're going to build around him and give him a 20-year contract right now, you're not there." The coach went on to say that if a player he considers a franchise quarterback is available at No. 7, he'd give a lot of thought to pulling the trigger.
Feb 20 - 12:23 PM

New coach Lovie Smith "stopped well short" of endorsing Mike Glennon as the Bucs' 2014 starting quarterback at Lovie's introductory press conference.

ESPN Bucs reporter Pat Yasinskas expects Tampa Bay to bring in competition for Glennon, who flashed starting-caliber ability as a rookie but lacks ideal mobility and would be better off with a more consistent run game than the Bucs fielded in 2013. The return of Doug Martin will surely help. Look for Glennon to enter training camp as the heavy favorite to start on Opening Day.
Jan 10 - 4:13 PM

Bucs coach Lovie Smith praised Mike Glennon's "strong arm and pocket presence" at Lovie's introductory press conference Monday.

Although Glennon was easily the NFL's best rookie quarterback during the 2013 season, questions remain whether he's a long-term solution for the Bucs. Glennon just turned 24 in December. He finished his first year with a 59.4 completion rate, 19:9 TD-to-INT ratio, and 6.3 yards-per-attempt average. In all likelihood, Glennon will have to "compete" for a starting job in 2014 training camp, though he's likely to enter as the clear favorite.
Jan 6 - 2:32 PM

Mike Glennon completed 22-of-41 passes for 219 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in Tampa Bay's Week 17, 42-17 loss to the Saints.

After being selected with the No. 73 overall pick in April's draft and sitting behind Josh Freeman for the first three weeks of the season, Glennon was thrown into the fire in Week 4. He started the final 13 games of the season and showed more good than bad. Glennon completed 247-of-416 passes (59.3 percent) for 2,608 yards (6.2 YPA) and a 19:9 TD:INT ratio. You really have to like the low interception figure. Considering he really only had Vincent Jackson to throw to for much of the season, it was an impressive rookie year for Glennon. The Bucs can build around him by getting Doug Martin and Mike Williams back healthy and adding another receiver to the mix. Glennon will be a back-end QB2 in 2014 fantasy.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:06:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 16-of-26 passes for 158 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Tampa's 23-13, Week 16 loss to the Rams.

Glennon also lost a fumble. In short, he got his world rocked by Robert Quinn and the Rams' pass rush, taking seven sacks. Glennon simply had no time to throw, and locked onto Vincent Jackson when he did, targeting him 10 times. Glennon's had a largely competent rookie season, but hasn't made many plays in December. He has just four touchdowns over his past four starts. Glennon has a prohibitive Week 17 matchup, where he'll take on the Saints in the Superdome.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013 04:42:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 18-of-34 passes for 179 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Bucs' Week 15 loss to San Francisco.

The Bucs were sitting on all of 18 yards of total offense until Glennon engineered a late second-quarter touchdown drive capped by a score to Vincent Jackson. But it was a predictably slow day for the Tampa Bay pass and run games against a simply more-talented 49ers defense. From a two-quarterback-league standpoint, Glennon did well to come away with this stat line against a top-five pass defense. Glennon will remain a clear-cut QB2 in Week 16 against St. Louis.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Mike Glennon went 9-of-25 passing for 90 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bucs' Week 14 win over Buffalo.

Glennon was largely ineffective against Buffalo's underrated pass defense, but the Bucs didn't need him much in the blowout, 27-6 victory. Rookie Glennon is still by and large having an impressive first NFL season, but he'll be a very low-end QB2 when Tampa Bay hosts San Francisco in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 14-of-21 passes for 180 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in Tampa Bay's Week 13 loss to the Panthers.

Glennon also committed one of the most ridiculous fumbles you will ever see, simply letting the ball slip out of his hand as he cocked to throw. The play will be making "Not Top 10s" for the next few months. Glennon's pick came on a play that likely should have been wiped out by defensive pass interference, but it was not a good game for a player who had been playing better of late. Glennon made a number of terrible throws, and very few memorable ones. He'll look to get back on track in Week 14 against the Bills, where he'll be a low-end QB2.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 04:17:00 PM

Coach Greg Schiano calls Mike Glennon someone he'd like to have as his quarterback for a "long time."

"If he stays on this trajectory, he's a guy you'd like to have as your quarterback for a long time," was Schiano's full quote. Glennon hasn't been a box-score world beater, but has done everything the Bucs have asked of him and more, managing the game and popping big plays when needed. He's certainly an improvement over Josh Freeman. Glennon is the favorite to be under center in Tampa Bay in 2014, but that could change if Schiano is fired. The Bucs are going to be in position to select a franchise quarterback in May's draft.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 02:50:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 14-of-21 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 12 win over the Lions.

His four carries for -17 yards will sting a bit in the fantasy box score, but this was another highly efficient effort for a third-round rookie quarterback whose running game was deleted by Detroit's underrated, top-five run defense. Glennon is beginning to look like a true franchise quarterback with accuracy at the intermediate and deep levels, and impressive pocket poise. The Bucs are now on a three-game winning streak. They travel to Carolina in Week 13 to take on the Panthers' elite defense.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 20-of-23 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns in the Bucs' Week 11 win over Atlanta.

Keyed by a foundation run game on the back of Bobby Rainey (27-162-2), Glennon picked apart a lifeless Falcons defense en route to a highly efficient performance. Vincent Jackson won several jump balls downfield, and Glennon didn't commit a single turnover as Atlanta struggled to generate any hint of pressure. Glennon is quietly settling in as a reasonable fantasy QB2. The Bucs go on the road to take on the Lions next. Tampa is on a two-game win streak.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 04:01:00 PM

Mike Glennon completed 11-of-21 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in Tampa Bay's Week 10 win over Miami.

Glennon played decent football in the first half but didn't do much of anything after the break. His touchdown pass went to LT Donald Penn of all people on the opening drive, one play after Mike James broke his ankle. Glennon's interception was a brutal pass from his own 20-yard line on third-and-10. Trying to hit Vincent Jackson on an out route, Glennon threw off his back foot and was picked off easily by Jimmy Wilson late in the third quarter. It was his first interception in 159 pass attempts, which is clearly a positive. Glennon has been mostly impressive since taking over but still has his ups and downs. He has a favorable matchup against the Falcons at home in Week 11 but is still barely a QB2.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Mike Glennon completed 17-of-23 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns as the Bucs fell to the Seahawks in Week 9.

He rushed four times for 13 yards. The third-round rookie has flashed signs of being a true franchise quarterback in his 2013 starts, and displayed impressive decision making on the road in a very tough spot. Most of Glennon's incompletions consisted of throwaways. Glennon will get an easier test in Week 10 against the Dolphins. While we have been (mostly) impressed with the rookie, he's just a two-quarterback-league fantasy option, and a low-end one at that.
Sun, Nov 3, 2013 07:45:00 PM

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