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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 completed 11-of-19 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown in Friday night's preseason opener versus the Jaguars.
Glennon relieved Josh McCown after the veteran was battered and bruised behind Tampa's Swiss-cheese offensive line. The sophomore came on and settled things down for the Bucs against the Jaguars' second-team defense, working with the likes of Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Charles Sims, Tommy Streeter, and Louis Murphy. Glennon hooked up with Streeter for a six-yard touchdown. With McCown already 35, Glennon needs to be watched in Dynasty leagues. Aug 8 - 10:42 PM

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Coach Lovie Smith confirmed Mike Glennon will be the Bucs' No. 2 quarterback this season.

The Buccaneers attempted to perform post-draft damage control after trying to trade Glennon in May by claiming he'd compete with Josh McCown to start. That didn't last long. "Mike will have a role on our team," Lovie insisted. "The backup quarterback plays an important [role]. Not only that, Mike will also be our second holder. Little things like that that we’ll ask him to do."
Aug 7 - 12:49 AM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said he had conversations with the Cardinals around the draft regarding QB Mike Glennon.

Ultimately, the Bucs decided to keep Glennon after putting him on the trade block. They claim that's because they had a change of heart, but it's also possible that they simply weren't satisfied with compensation. Regardless, it's further confirmation that there's no real quarterback "battle" in Tampa -- Josh McCown is their starter. Meanwhile, the Cardinals drafted 34-year-old Carson Palmer's possible successor in fourth-round pick Logan Thomas.
Jun 11 - 9:08 AM

In a radio interview, Buccaneers GM Jason Licht said second-year QB Mike Glennon "scored very high" on the three traits he and coach Lovie Smith feel a quarterback needs to succeed.

The traits are toughness, intelligence, and accuracy. A cynic would view these comments as damage control after Tampa reportedly tried to move Glennon during the draft, but there is a chance the Bucs staff's opinion on Glennon changed once they actually met and saw the young quarterback play. With Josh McCown already 35, Glennon is an interesting Dynasty stash.
May 24 - 12:19 PM

Bucs GM Jason Licht said the new regime was sold on Mike Glennon after the first minicamp.

The Bucs have been doing damage control this week on the Glennon front. Despite immediately naming Josh McCown their starter upon signing him and reportedly trying to trade Glennon during the draft, they're now insisting he's their quarterback of the future. Given McCown's age (35) and the Bucs' improved weaponry, Glennon is worth stashing in Dynasty just in case Licht and Lovie Smith are telling the truth.
May 21 - 11:52 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter stated on NFL Insiders that Mike Glennon will "certainly" compete with Josh McCown for the Buccaneers' starting quarterback job.

Per Schefter, Glennon has changed minds inside the organization since the new coaching staff and front office have gotten to meet him. He's "truly impressed" and "opened up some eyes," per Schefter. There were rumors on draft weekend the Bucs wanted to trade Glennon, specifically for a second-round pick. We're still not sold the Bucs are all in on the third-round pick they inherited from the Mark Dominik regime, but Glennon remains someone to monitor with Tampa Bay's improved weaponry. It's conceivable that both Glennon and 35-year-old journeyman McCown will make 2014 starts.
May 20 - 4:13 PM

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs turned down Mike Glennon trade offers from "at least a half dozen teams" during the draft.

"There's a lot of interest and we want to keep Mike,'' Bucs GM Jason Licht said Saturday. "(They were) just feeling it out. I know that Mike has a very good reputation throughout the league as far as his developmental future." The Bucs appeared ready to kick Glennon to the curb earlier this offseason, but are now doubling down on him as their "quarterback of the future." Glennon is obviously solidified as Josh McCown's No. 2 after the Bucs passed on taking a quarterback this weekend, but his future is still hazy beyond 2014.
May 10 - 7:22 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Bucs have "no plans" to trade QB Mike Glennon.

We could have guessed as much after coach Lovie Smith came out and said following the draft that he sees Glennon as the Bucs' "quarterback of the future." Josh McCown is going to get every opportunity to earn the starting job, but he's 35 years old. Glennon has three years left on his rookie deal.
May 9 - 10:23 AM

Coach Lovie Smith called Mike Glennon the Bucs' "quarterback of the future" after they passed on a signal caller Thursday evening.

The Bucs were widely connected to Johnny Manziel, but ended up going with his college teammate, Mike Evans. "You know how much I like Josh McCown as our starter," Smith said of his quarterback situation. "But I love Mike Glennon." That's just coachspeak, of course, but Glennon's Tampa future is clearer after the media packed his bags before the draft. He should remain in town for at least 2014.
May 8 - 11:56 PM

Sources tell Profootballtalk.com a Mike Glennon-to-New England trade is "not in the works."

PFT's Michael David Smith calls the hypothetical deal "all talk and no action." Perhaps this will change if the Patriots seal a deal sending Ryan Mallett to Houston, but for now the wheels are not spinning on Glennon to Foxboro.
May 8 - 5:24 PM

The Arizona Republic "guesses" the Cardinals would be interested in acquiring Bucs QB Mike Glennon if he were available for a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

"My guess is the Cardinals would seriously consider it," writes Kent Somers. "That's just a guess." Of course, this would all likely hinge on the Bucs selecting a quarterback in the first two or three rounds of this weekend's draft. Bucs GM Jason Licht worked for the Cardinals last season and remains close with Arizona GM Steve Keim. Glennon has a big arm, which is an attribute coach Bruce Arians likes in his quarterbacks. The Cardinals have just seven picks.
May 8 - 4:52 PM

Former Bucs personnel man and new Dolphins GM Dennis Hickey reportedly advocated drafting Mike Glennon.

The Miami Herald is connecting the dots as they suggest a possible trade. Current backup Matt Moore is scheduled to count $5.5 million against the cap, while Glennon's 2014 cap number is just $705,000. The Bucs are reportedly seeking a second-round pick for Glennon, but they'll have to settle for less if they expect to get a deal done.
May 7 - 10:33 AM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport believes the Bucs will deal Mike Glennon if they can get a second-round pick in return.

That's "if they draft a quarterback early." There's a lot of qualifiers here, but it's become abundantly clear the Bucs' new regime isn't high on the 2013 third-rounder. Although Glennon showed flashes of usefulness last season, it's a stretch to expect him to fetch a second-round pick. According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, there are "very mixed opinions" on Glennon around the league.
May 6 - 8:23 PM

ESPN's Adam Caplan believes Mike Glennon is "going to be as good as gone" in Tampa.

"It's obvious to me and people around the league that (the Bucs) are going to try to move him," Caplan said. New coach Lovie Smith has brought in Josh McCown to be his starter and the Bucs have repeatedly been connected to Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel ahead of next week's draft. As a third-round rookie last season, Glennon flashed some long-term appeal as he compiled 19 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an 83.9 passer rating. The Bucs would be losing value by dumping him for anything less than a third-round pick.
May 1 - 12:16 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Josh McCown
2Mike Glennon
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Mike James
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Chris Owusu
3Solomon Patton
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Chris Owusu
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
K1Patrick Murray