Dan Pompei of the Bleacher Report has spoken to front-office men around the league who believe the Buccaneers are “going to stir up the quarterback position.”
Most of the people Pompei has spoken to believe Tampa Bay will not draft a quarterback in round one and will instead attempt to trade out of No. 7 overall.
- Pompei mentions that the Buccaneers are “likely to send [Mike Glennon] on his way” as they don’t want to run the risk of Glennon outplaying their quarterbacks during training camp and into the preseason.
- Pompei has spoken to a few teams with a need at quarterback who have told him that the Bucs are not shopping Glennon as of now.
Meanwhile, Ian Rapoport mentions that if the Buccaneers come away from the draft with a quarterback, they will shop Glennon at that point.
- Although Rapoport adds that Tampa Bay has no intention of giving him away.
- The Buccaneers could ask for a second-round pick in return for Glennon, according to Rapoport.
The idea of Glennon being available via trade has been circulating around for a few weeks now, and really seems to make sense given that they have signed Josh McCown and shown plenty of interest in quarterback prospects.
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht also confirmed that they are considering trading out of No. 7 and have already reached out to teams about doing so.
“That is something that we would definitely look into,’’ Licht said Tuesday, via The Tampa Tribune. “And we’ve already reached out to teams. If our player isn’t there we’d really be open to conversations about moving back and picking up picks.’’
Tampa Bay used the No. 73 pick on Glennon last year. He wound up taking over for Josh Freeman in Week 4 and would go on to throw for 2,608 yards while completing 59.4 percent of his passes and contributing 19 touchdowns.
Pro Football Focus rated Glennon as the No. 34 quarterback in the league out of 42 qualifying players.