ESPN’s Adam Caplan recently mentioned during an interview with WDAE (620 AM) that people around the league believe the Buccaneers will try to trade second-year QB Mike Glennon.
“It’s obvious to me and people around the league that (the Bucs) are going to try to move him,” said Caplan during the interview, via The Tampa Tribune. “They have denied this, but I think Mike Glennon is going to be good as gone.’’
Caplan mentions that the Buccaneers interest in Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is “real,” and adds that Tampa Bay would probably want a third-round pick in return for Glennon.
Roy Cummings wonders if the Buccaneers would be willing to pair Glennon with their No. 7 overall pick in order to move out of their current spot.
Buccaneers GM Jason Licht 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.’’
It’s hard to say just how much stock should be placed into this idea, but it certainly is worth monitoring in the days leading up to the draft.
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.