Lovie Smith: Glennon Is Bucs’ QB Of Future

May 10: The Buccaneers have turned down trade requests from at least six teams looking to acquire Glennon, writes Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The team says they had no intentions of moving the former third-round pick.

“There’s a lot of interest and we want to keep Mike,” said general manager Jason Licht. “(They were) just feeling it out. I know that Mike has a very good reputation throughout the league as far as his developmental future.”

The team used all six of its picks on offensive players, but none at the quarterback position, leaving the team’s depth chart in tact with McCown as the starter and Glennon as both the backup and the “quarterback of the future”.

May 8: Mike Glennon has been viewed as a trade candidate for much of the offseason, but that might not be the case. Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith says that Glennon is the team’s quarterback of the future, according to ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas.

It’s what’s best for us,” Smith said. “Just talking about our quarterback position, our quarterback position is as strong as any quarterback position I’ve had when I’ve been a head coach. You know how much I like Josh McCown as our starter. I love Mike Glennon. Mike Glennon is our quarterback of the future here. So why would you want to add a third quarterback to the mix? We needed other positions. Forget just the quarterback position, we thought this was the best available player for us. It was an easy decision for us.”

While Glennon showed that he can be a capable QB last season, he’s not exactly Aaron Rodgers and this year’s draft is chock full of talented signal callers. Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report recently wrote that the asking price for Glennon could be a second-round choice, but at this point it looks like the 6’7″ QB will be staying put.

Things can always change, of course, and the Bucs may have a change of heart depending on who is available when they pick next at No. 38. At the time of this writing Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr are among the QBs still on the board.

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