Mike Kafka Signed By BucsFebruary 10th, 2014
Well, the Bucs did indeed sign a free agent quarterback from the Eagles. But it wasn’t that one.
Amid rumors that the Bucs are hot on the trail of Michael Vick, his former backup, Mike Kafka, was signed today by the Bucs, so says NFL insider Adam Schefter of BSPN.
@AdamSchefter: Buccaneers have signed QB Mike Kafka, agent Mike McCartney said via Twitter.
So if the Bucs, and Lovie Smith and Jason Licht, are so enamored with Bucs incumbent starting quarterback Mike Glennon, why are they trying to land so many quarterbacks? At best, this may be a sign that Dan Orlovsky is history with the Bucs. At worst, it signals the Bucs simply are not that won over by Glennon to believe Glennon can lead the team to the postseason.
In limited duty, Kafka, a Northwestern product, has completed 11 of 16 passes and two interceptions without a touchdown.
Bucs fans may remember Kafka best as the quarterback who started for Northwestern in a memorable overtime thriller against Auburn in an overtime loss at the 2010 Outback Bowl.