Bucs “Leaning” Toward Three QuarterbacksJune 10th, 2013
There’s been all kinds of wacky national and local blubbering about the possibility of rookie Mike Glennon becoming the Bucs’ starting quarterback in 2013.
Yes, the Bucs want Glennon to be a star, like they do every player on their roster. And they want their coveted competition for Josh Freeman. But there’s also the flip side to Glennon being on the roster. He’s a rookie and he may be nowhere close to ready to win an NFL football game.
Joe asked rockstar general manager Mark Dominik today about the likelihood of the Bucs keeping Dan Orlovsky as a third quarterback given that Glennon is a green rookie. Dominik was clear that the Bucs are absolutely “leaning” toward keeping three QBs and he praised Orlovsky’s experience.
This was somewhat interesting to Joe, as a third quarterback is something the Bucs haven’t had on the roster in years. And if they keep a third QB, that would impact other guys on the roster bubble, presumably on offense, such as captain of the inactive list, Michael Smith, and the bottom rung of receiving corps.
Joe thinks there’s at least a decent shot the Bucs can gamble (assuming everyone’s healthy) by cutting Orlovsky after training camp and re-signing him off the street if necessary. Joe’s not confident Orlovsky will find a new employer so fast.