Trading Mike GlennonApril 26th, 2014
Joe believes this is as obvious as the tan on Rachel Watson after she’s been on Siesta Key for a full weekend afternoon of sun and frolicking on the beach: If the Bucs draft a quarterback at No. 7, it will be a matter of hours until Mike Glennon is an ex-Bucs quarterback.
The Bucs have already chosen a starter and already he has the team eating out of his hand. So if former Bucs tight end and BSPN analyst Anthony Becht were sitting in Bucs general manager Jason Licht’s chair, barring an unforeseen freefall of a couple of studs on the first night of the draft, Becht is going with Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles at No. 7.
And before the night is over, Becht would ship off Glennon.
Becht, who was pimping his football camp while appearing Friday with Joe’s good friend, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, of WDAE-AM 620, has done his draft research and he explained who he would draft if he was Licht, and the wheeling and dealing he would do.
One of those transactions would be to wave goodbye to Glennon, if Bortles is on the board at No. 7.
“If Bortles is available and I take him, I am trading Mike Glennon and a sixth round pick and hoping to get a fourth,” Becht said. “And here is why I would do that: Because you brought [Josh McCown] in. He was the best available with experience. And he understands how to pass down the knowledge of the game to another player. And if you don’t like Glennon and he is not your guy… I think you make that move and utilize the two seasons that you have McCown.”
Becht explained his top four choices to draft if he were running the show at One Buc Palace: Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack, Blake Bortles and Mike Evans.
Becht, who wouldn’t touch Johnny Football with a 10-foot pole (smh), stated if the aforementioned four players are not on the board at No. 7, then the Bucs should shop the pick hard and try to trade down.
Joe thinks Becht makes some logical points and his reasoning is well thought out. Joe would be happy with just about any quarterback available not named Zach Mettenberger. Joe knows the LSU product is highly rated by many, but Joe has never been impressed. And he now has a bum knee to along with being a statue of a quarterback.
Mettenberger’s offensive coordinator at LSU, (s)Cam Cameron, has squeezed about all the ability out of him that was available. Joe would be distraught about if Licht called his number at any point in next month’s draft.