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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 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. Oct 21 - 8:31 AM

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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.
Oct 12 - 4:22 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
Oct 6 - 3:51 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.
Oct 5 - 4:49 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.
Oct 4 - 5:48 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.
Sep 29 - 3:13 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.
Sep 28 - 4:36 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.
Sep 27 - 3:04 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.
Sep 24 - 3:48 PM

Playing in relief of an injured Josh McCown (thumb), Mike Glennon completed 17-of-24 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in Tampa Bay's 56-14, Week 3 loss to the Falcons.

Glennon technically didn't commit any turnovers, but had a snap sail over his head. The Falcons recovered, setting up shop at the Bucs' two-yard line. Glennon later had another miscommunication with C Evan Dietrich-Smith, lining up in shotgun when EDS thought he was under center. It was hard to evaluate Glennon with the game so out of hand, but he looked better than McCown has this season, though he averaged a measly 5.0 yards per attempt. He found Vincent Jackson for a three-yard score in the fourth quarter. McCown's hand was heavily wrapped after his departure, making him look like a long-shot for Week 4. If Glennon starts, he'll do so on the road against the Steelers, and be a bottom-barrel QB2 as the Bucs search for an offensive identity.
Sep 18 - 11:47 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Mike Glennon
2Josh McCown
3Mike Kafka
RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3Mike James
4Charles Sims
GLB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
3RB1Doug Martin
2Bobby Rainey
FB1Jorvorskie Lane
WR11Vincent Jackson
2Louis Murphy
3Trindon Holliday
WR21Mike Evans
2Robert Herron
3Russell Shepard
WR31Louis Murphy
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Myers
3Luke Stocker
K1Patrick Murray