Mike Glennon Hot Seat BlazingMarch 12th, 2014
Today is not a good day for the Mike Glennon Mob. The Bucs announced this afternoon that their speed date with Josh McCown is now a full-blown marriage. The backup Bears quarterback is now a Bucs quarterback and could very well be the starter come this summer.
The fact the Bucs signed McCown — not a surprise — signals a variety of things. First, don’t lay awake at night expecting a signing of Michael Vick. Second, at worst, McCown is a stop-gap. If the Bucs find that Glennon is not the guy, McCown, 34, will be the bridge to (hopefully) a franchise quarterback.
What Joe does believe to be the case is, Glennon is going to get perhaps two seasons to master Jeff Tedford’s offense, or it goes to a yet unnamed quarterback to be drafted in May (Johnny Football? Jimmy Garoppolo? Aaron Murray?).
Both Bucs coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jason Light had it crystal clear that Glennon was not going to be knighted the starting quarterback just because he was Greg Schiano’s handpicked messiah and mancrush since before Glennon was of legal age.