Glennon Trade Rumbles Reach Max VolumeMay 6th, 2014
Joe learned anything truly is possible on the NFL trade front the day Lovie Smith and his Chicago friends handed over a second-round draft pick for disappointing Bucs defensive end Gaines Adams.
That’s still a mind-blower.
Joe was reminded of that deal this afternoon when super insider Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, who literally has every NFL GM on speed-dial, the benefits of being a league employee, Twittered that Mike Glennon would be shopped for a second-round pick if the Bucs draft a QB “early this week.”
Joe’s first reaction was, ‘There’s no chance the Bucs would get a second-round pick for Glennon.’ What NFL team is going to give Glennon at clean shot at a starting gig? And if he’s not a projected potential starter, then why would a team fork over a second-round pick?
Despite loads of media assembled with Joe at One Buc Palace this afternoon to honor Derrick Brooks’ Ring of Honor induction, Joe can’t find where anyone from the Buccaneers served up a denial or a vote of confidence in Glennon.
Frankly, when Rapoport floats a take like this, it’s coming from someone very much in the know, if not Jason Licht himself.
Joe believes Glennon could fetch a third-round pick. But the Bucs, of course, have to start the bidding high and they can’t pull the trigger too fast. Tampa Bay needs Glennon if the stars don’t align well Thursday and Friday and they can’t draft a QB with true franchise potential. Glennon is a quality backup.