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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About the Author: Zach Shapiro

Zach is entering his 3rd year covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a writer for PewterReport.com. Since 2014, he's handled a large part of the beat reporting responsibilities at PR, attending all media gatherings and publishing and promoting content daily. Zach is a native of Sarasota, FL, and a graduate of the University of Tampa. He has also covered high school football for the Tampa Tribune and the NFL for Pro Player Insiders. Contact him at: zshapiro12@gmail.com
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Horse
Horse
5 years ago

I thought it was incorrecte we would receive a 3rd round pick as compensation. Trade the guy and lets try to get a 3rd or 4th rounder for him. This is nuts not to have already traded him during last season.

ColoradoBuc
ColoradoBuc
Reply to  Horse
5 years ago

“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.”

Check out the rules: we would get compensatory picks only if we have more free agents leave than we sign and the round of the picks depend on the compensation our departed FAs receiver with their new teams.

ColoradoBuc
ColoradoBuc
Reply to  ColoradoBuc
5 years ago

Thus, Horse is right – trade him now to ensure we get value for him.

Iabucfan
Iabucfan
Reply to  ColoradoBuc
5 years ago

Normally, I agree with what the two of you ordinarily post. But, I have to respectively disagree with you guys here. Mr. Licht is now negotiating. He is gaining leverage and coming in with a high offer. That way, the results of the negotiations is really what he wants. if he doesn’t get what he wants, then he has a capable back up in case Jameis gets hurt and misses time. Look at what happened to Dallas when Romo went down. Look at what happened to Arizona when Palmer went down. Go Bucs!!!!

Iabucfan
Iabucfan
Reply to  Iabucfan
5 years ago

I would like to ad that we all have seen Jameis do everything he can to win a game. That includes putting his body in harms way. I know I get nervous when a defender has a clean shot on him. Mr. Licht has seen this, also. So having a capable back up QB is wise. Go Bucs!!!

kino
kino
Reply to  Horse
5 years ago

The guy is an early third round pick that has exceeded the avg expectations and avg performance of a QB picked here. He brings a middle to high second from a team in need all day long !! Period ,end of that story!! Second the bucs are willing to pay Glennon 6.5 next year and 7.5 the year after because that makes him even more attractive to teams, whom ever the reporter was this week questioning this was , lets just say , having an off day!! Third the bucs only get an early fourth ( third) next year if… Read more »

macabee
macabee
5 years ago

I am not going to refer back or link to SR’s Fab 5: Bucs Won’t Trade Glennon; VJax Will Return In 2016 of January 29 regarding the same subject or call into question the absolute certainty of the last paragraph in this article.

All I’m going to say about this article is that whatever the Bucs decide with Mike Glennon, I hope is in the best interest of the Bucs. And that PR maintains the high level of integrity in truth and reporting we have all come to know and love them for. Go Bucs!

knight
knight
5 years ago

Trade down if at all possible from 9, and trade Glennon for a stacked draft for TB. IF this team is going to build through the draft this will certainly help build them faster. In Licht we trust, GO BUCS!!

cgmaster27
cgmaster27