Buccaneers GM Jason Licht told reporters on Monday that several teams have shown interest in trading for backup Mike Glennon this offseason.
“There’s always interest. It’s not a secret,” Licht said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. “There’s always some interest. We’ll how it goes. We’ve got some time and this is something that could go all the way to the draft.”
There was speculation that the Buccaneers were looking for a first-round pick in return for Glennon, but Licht refuted that notion.
“That’s not true,” Licht said. “I mean, I tell them what I think he’s worth. I tell that to teams. I say, “this is what we might consider.’ But that’s not necessarily true. I don’t want to discuss that. I don’t want to go public with that.
“It’s false that I’ve been calling every team saying I need a first (round pick). I haven’t been calling every team. Even with those that have inquired, it’s been ‘Let’s keep talking.’ It hasn’t been, “we need this.’
However, even if they’re unable to strike a deal for Glennon leading up to the draft, Licht says they’re comfortable keeping him in place as their backup.
“Right now, we’re happy (Glennon) is on our roster,” Licht said. “I feel very good about the fact we have two good young quarterbacks.”
Glennon has been a popular name in trade rumors for some time now, but there really hasn’t been any indication of them being close to a deal.
This could, however, change in the weeks leading up to the draft, given that the Broncos, Jets, and Browns all have unsettled quarterback situations.
Glennon, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $3.104 million rookie contract and stands to make a reasonable base salary of $675,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2014, Glennon appeared in six games for the Buccaneers and threw for 1,417 yards while completing 57.6 percent of his passes to go along with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.