Was A New Job Under Mike Glennon’s Tree?

December 26th, 2015


Mike Glennon is the sixth-best quarterback in the NFC South, just behind former Pro Bowler and renowned Bucs killer Derek Anderson.

But take a look at the mess of QBs expected to start in Week 16:

Glennon might be better than all of them.

Blaine Gabbert (49ers)
A.J. McCarron (Bengals)
Tyrod Taylor (Bills)
Brock Osweiler (Broncos)
Matt Cassel (Cowboys)
Case Keenum (Rams)
Jimmy Clausen (Ravens)
Brandon Weeden (Texans)

Glennon, 26, has one more year remaining on his Buccaneers’ rookie contract. Tampa Bay can keep him and have a quality, inexpensive backup quarterback next season, or they can find a trade partner. Looking at that list above, general manager Jason Licht should have no problem landing a suitor.

Joe can’t believe the mess that exists at quarterback in so many NFL cities.

Joe banged the drum to trade Glennon months ago. Take the bounty and run (third- or fourth-round draft pick?) is Joe’s attitude. The Bucs have had third QB Ryan Griffin on the roster since early September. If the guy wasn’t capable, then he should have been cut in October.

For Glennon’s sake, Joe hopes the Bucs have made the decision to move on.

34 Responses to “Was A New Job Under Mike Glennon’s Tree?”

  1. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Given the list above, a GOOD GM could get a second for him. Heck, even a bad one like Dominick could (Gaines Adams anyone?). Jason Licht is nowhere near good or bad enough when it comes to trades.

  2. IdahoBucsfan Says:

    So our third stringer should be capable by virtue of being on the roster, yet the other teams with a problematic QB situation don’t demonstrate this logic to this conclusion? Joe,.. this was Weak! In addition,.. Glennon should be worth much more than a 3-4th round pick with the level of play that a needy team could rightly expect from him. Go home and sleep it off!

    You’re missing the point. Glennon is out of here in a year and backup QBs that can lead a team anywhere rarely even exist. Griffin should be fine after a year in the system. And Joe trusts Koetter and assumes Koetter blesses the guy if he’s still on the roster.–Joe

  3. Bucfan951 Says:

    I can’t see anyone trading anything better than a 3rd round pick for him (maybe a 3rd and 6-7th?) If the bucs got offered a 3-4 round pick, licht should jump on that. And that Adams trade, that would be “our coach” who got hosed on that trade.

  4. satchseven Says:

    nobody is going to offer a third for mike g.shop him for 3 low round picks and hope for a steal out of those 3 picks

  5. Owlykat Says:

    By all means trade Glennon for best offer.

  6. Defense Rules Says:

    Agree with IdahoBucsfan on this one Joe, just another fishing story. Every team out there knows exactly what they’ve got at QB, that Mike Glennon is ‘available’, and can easily speculate how much of a difference Mike Glennon would or wouldn’t make to their team. Shopping him around as you propose diminishes his trade value. Let them come to the Bucs if they see their need is great enough and think that Mike’s the answer to their team QB woes. He cost us a 3rd round pick, we’ve trained him up, he’s cheap for another year by NFL QB standards. Why just give him away as you propose?

    Really no need to be insulting to Joe. And stop pretending your opinion is fact. You have no idea what’s been offered for Glennon. –Joe

  7. Ocala Says:

    You guys thinking someone would trade a selection better than a third are living in a dream world.
    More likely a fifth round selection with a possibility of a fourth.
    Joe made a good point previously that they could wait until next year and let him sign elsewhere and receive a provisional draft selection in 2017.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I think the possibility also exists to trade Glennon for a player instead of a draft pick.
    As for as draft picks….I am thinking 3rd or 4th round would be likely.

    Joe….most of those QBs listed are backups…..I’d like to see a list of projected starters that Glennon exceeds….because he won’t Flacco, Dalton or Romo.

    St. Louis (LA) Rams would be a good place for him.

    Lynch, Goff & Cook will be in the draft but not much after that….

  9. lightningbuc Says:

    Joe, you forgot one of the QBs starting this Sunday who is a mess and that Glennon is better than:

    John Manziel (Browns)

  10. The Buc Realist Says:

    As soon as Glennon gets traded the sheep will say lovie can’t win because this team has no depth!!!

  11. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Joe, TBBF makes a good point. Those are a bunch of backups that are filling in for injured starters. That is why some of the fans suggesting the Bucs could get much for him are delusional. Glen on would be part if this pool of back up type QBs or a team desperate hoping they can convert a back up QB into a serviceable QB until they find a good one. At best these types of guys can fetch a 3rd or 4th rounder (however that is probably a reach). They should try to get something though.

  12. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    The fact is Glennon is going to walk after next season. We can either get something for him this offseason or let him hold a clipboard next season. We WILL need a new backup in 2017 anyway!!!! I’d rather move him and get something (picks or a player) than let him walk. Are we going to be aggressive or passive??

  13. Defense Rules Says:

    @Joe … “You have no idea what’s been offered for Glennon.”

    Very true Joe, and I assume some other teams have already talked to the Bucs about Glennon but haven’t offered enough to prompt a trade. My point was that the Bucs shouldn’t just give Mike away. He’s a valuable asset and a very capable backup. Wasn’t really trying to be insulting, but you’ve proposed this ‘Trade Glennon’ scenario before and in my opinion that’d be a mistake because the Bucs (like the Rams and other NFL teams?) are only one play away from needing his services as a starter. I’d personally much prefer a trade for a quality DE or CB like TampabayBucFan proposes.

  14. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    All of those QBs ARE backups and Glennon is better than all of them. Glennon WILL start games for another team. Will WE determine that team, or will HE??!!

  15. Middleburg Matt Says:

    I wait for the article and comments about how dumb it was to trade Glennon. When Winston has to miss a couple games.

  16. CL Bucs Says:

    Haha I think it is humorous that Joe and others seem to think teams would eagerly fork over a 3rd or 4th round pick for check down Glennon. It’s a nice thought Joe but after the glut of incoming QBs we’ve had since 2012, there is no way in hell we get anything more than 5th or 6th round pick for Check Down Glennon.

  17. Scott Says:

    Glennon is not worse than Derek Anderson. Our defense is just putrid

  18. Lou. Says:


    Can you describe the projected value of any compensatory pick should Glennon move on after next season?

    There may be some value in letting the string play out. Cincy got rewarded for “losing” Johnson and Collins.

  19. destro44 Says:

    Simple truth, Glennon is worth as much as a desperate coach/ GM is willing to give to try and save their jobs. This years draft looks like an EJ Manuel, Geno Smith kind of group so good luck finding a solution there.

    I like the idea of trying to package Glennon with maybe a 3rd rnd pick to Houston for Clowney. O’Brien may be feeling a hot seat and be willing to do whatever he can to get quality QB Play. Its good for us because lets face it Clowney is better than any DE we would find in the draft and we can get to picking DBs

  20. LargoBuc Says:

    It depends on what we would get. If its less than a fourth, lets keep him. Beacause the way Jameis puts his body on the line, having a capable back up is important. Sure we got Grifith, but in all honesty, who the hell is he? I say we keep Glennon unless Licht can negotiate a fourth or higher.

  21. Destinjohnny Says:

    Give him 3 million a year And keep him here.

  22. BrianBucs Says:

    I could go either way on this one.
    It’s always good to have a starting caliber back-up QB as injuries at that position have become a lot more common.
    On the other hand, I would like to see Glennon be able to go to another team where he can honestly compete for a starting job as he is much better than a lot of QB’s that are starters now.
    Licht recently told all other teams that Glennon wasn’t for sale, so we’ll see if that will still be the case this coming up off-season

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    Keep Glennon a Buc. Why should the Bucs give up Glennon for a lesser round pick than what it cost to get him? Don’t shove him out the door for a meaningless pick, he is worth more than that, despite the same old tired captain checkdown parroted comments.

  24. BrooklynBucsFan Says:

    Glennon was a 3rd round pick for us and he’s played better than that, so I wouldn’t take anything less than a 3rd rounder. Or maybe put a package together that includes him and try to move up in one of the first two rounds to get someone we want. I do agree that we should trade him before he goes, but we can’t just give home away either.

  25. Patrickbucs Says:

    Tyrod Taylor isn’t good? He has as many td passes as JW in 4 less games. The problem with Buffalo isn’t their QB it’s that Rex messed with a top caliber defense and it’s not working.

    Hopefully they can get at least a 4th for him that we can possibly package to move up a bit and get a DE.

  26. JonBuc Says:

    There appears to be a similar imaginary market for both Glennon & Koetter as a head coach. I like it.

  27. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Ugh the check down nonsense again. Glennon has the team first attitude to be a quality backup anywhere and the skills to be a decent starter on a team with a good pass protecting line and talent around him. He probably won’t carry a team on his back, but to anyone paying attention (not just parroting the crap spewed by people who hate the guy’s looks or whatever imagined reason they hate the guy) he’s played as good and better than a 3rd round pick at the position he plays. It appears to be 100% Winston’s team now, but I still think Mike should be worth more to the Bucs (and a lot of other teams) than just a 3rd round pick alone.

  28. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    As soon as Glennon is traded, The Buc Realist will blame Lovie that this team has no depth at QB. Even though it would be Jason Licht working the trade.

  29. Brent bull/buc Says:

    3rd rd pick fine I get it, but you guys pining for a 5th-7th rd pick are silly. I’d rather just have a good cheap backup qb for 2016. I still wanna win if jw gets hurt. It’s not playoffs or bust for me. Sunday is entertainment and were better with mg. 5th rd picks are like bums typically. Long shots. Mf proven.

  30. orlbucfan Says:

    Keep Mike Glennon one more year. If Famous Jameis gets hurt, we have a very good backup who knows the offense and Koetter’s system. Glennon has done nothing but be a class act around here with all the craziness of hiring/firing HCs, GMs, etc. He’s worth more than a friggin’ third round pick. And what’s with all the check down nonsense?

  31. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Glennon is not going to re-sign here just to be a backup. We will need a new backup in 2017. What’s the difference if we get the new backup now or a year from now? If we get a new backup now, then he will be more ready in 2017 if Winston goes down. We need the backup more in 2017 when we should be a playoff team than in 2016 when we might be an 8-8 team. I would be all for keeping Glennon if I thought he would re-sign here on the cheap, but I think he believes he can be a starter in this league. I think if they pull off a deal it will be on draft day. If he stays or goes really doesn’t mean much. I hope he never plays another down for us. That’s the best case scenario.

  32. godzilla13 Says:

    Everyone knows Glennon will be an All Pro as soon as he goes to another team. 80% of Buccaneer players who re-sign with another team, play better for their next team. It is an unwritten phenomenon.

  33. Dave Says:

    Definitely getting a 3rd. I would not take a 4th
    Maybe even throw in a lineman and 4th or 5th and get a 2nd.
    Whatever it is, they definitely HAVE to trade him Before or during draft.

  34. QBKilla Says:

    Glennon will not be on the roster next year. Getting a fourth round pick wouldn’t be all that bad. Think Kwon Alexander.