With numerous teams, including the 2015 Super Bowl Champion Broncos, still unsettled at the quarterback position, it’s no surprise that Mike Glennon’s name is being thrown around as possible trade bait this offseason.
During the NFL Owners meetings on Monday, Bucs general manager Jason Licht told Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that the team has in fact gathered interest from around the league regarding Glennon’s availability.
“There’s always interest. It’s not a secret,” Licht said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “There’s always some interest. We’ll see how it goes. We’ve got some time and this is something that could go all the way to the draft.”
While the fourth-year pro didn’t take a snap last season, his stats over two years – 4,025 passing yards with 29 TDs and 15 INTs in 19 starts – compare favorably to other quarterbacks such as Brock Osweiler and Mark Sanchez, both of whom have found teams this offseason, with the former signing a franchise quarterback-type deal.
According to Stroud, the New York Jets, which haven’t been able to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick and currently have Geno Smith atop the depth chart, are one of the teams to have inquired about Glennon. Though Licht denies the claim that Tampa Bay is seeking a first-round pick.
“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.’”
Dating back to last offseason, Licht has made it clear how much the team values Mike Glennon. He reiterated that feeling Monday, saying he feels “great about the fact that we have two good young quarterbacks” on the roster.
The Bucs can also take comfort in knowing that if Glennon remains on the team next season and leaves as a free agent in 2017, they would receive a compensatory mid-round pick in next year’s draft.
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