Where Do The Bucs’ QBs Rank?May 9th, 2014
NFC starting quarterbacks appear set for 2014. How the Buccaneers stack up — for now and the future — is the question that keeps Joe awake at night and will keep Joe hoping the Bucs upgrade their potential at the position in the coming hours.
Here’s the NFC list, in no particular order:
Teddy Bridgewater/Matt Cassel
Josh McCown/Mike Glennon
A super optimist might rank Tampa Bay’s QB situation at 10th best in the conference. A pessimist could put them in the cellar. Reality is likely somewhere in between.
Is that good enough?
Lovie Smith said the Bucs are in a rush to be “relevant.” But once you’re relevant, then the next step is playing in mid-January. That takes superior quarterback play in the modern NFL. Simply stated: Joe has no confidence the Bucs’ QB stable measures up to get the job done.
Some readers here think Joe dislikes Glennon and McCown and only yearns for a Johnny Football or a change for the sake of change. No. Nothing could be further from the truth. Joe yearns for wins, and fear in opponents’ eyes.
If the Bucs don’t draft a QB tonight, Joe will wake up tomorrow so eager for the season to start for a chance to be surprised and wowed by McCown. So Joe can possibly see McCown produce what he never has before in the NFL: a season full of wins, all while he readies the reins of the future for Glennon.
Joe wonders where readers really rank the Bucs’ QBs in the conference?