Glennon Trade Odds Almost Nil

April 25th, 2016
Likely staying put.

Likely staying put.

The longer it goes, the worse it gets for the Bucs. And that’s not good news.

Not long ago there seemed to be any number of NFL teams, desperate for a quarterback, that were logical suitors for Bucs backup quarterback Mike Glennon. With Glennon’s contract expiring after this season, the time was ripe to swap him for a draft pick that, in turn, could be a valuable starter on a team with holes.

It seems that door has just about closed. With the Rams trading for the No. 1 pick and certain to select a quarterback, and the Jets with their eyes on quarterback Paxton Lynch, the only team left that may have been interested in dealing for Glennon was the Broncos.

Keyword: Was.

Now comes word from Adam Schefter of BSPN of a starting quarterback demanding a trade, one who could fit right in with the Super Bowl champion Broncos.

Of course, the Eagles have all but announced they will draft a quarterback at No. 2 Thursday night.

To Joe, this is a no-brainer. If Bradford can stay healthy, then he is easily better than Glennon. And unlike when he was with the Rams and Eagles, the Broncos can surround him with quality weapons.

Also, Schefter followed up that NFL teams have inquired with the Rams about Nick Foles, who is on the trade block. Glennon is no worse than Foles, please.

As for Glennon, it seems he walks out the door in January, and Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht, failing to strike while the iron was hot, will have to hope for a lowly third-day compensation pick for the NC State product.

49 Responses to “Glennon Trade Odds Almost Nil”

  1. flmike Says:

    Extend him now for 3 mil a season for 4 years fully guaranteed to be Winston’s career backup, he won’t get a better offer anywhere else…

  2. buc89 Says:

    Joe, Glennon is the (backup) quarterback of the future. He’s not going anywhere

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    Or the Bucs have a WHOLE year to resign MG8!!!! and as an added bonus, JW3 gets to be in meeting with MG8 and a soundboard!!!! You can tell how much JW3 looks up to MG8!!! Every other interview is MG8 told me this and MG8 said that!!!!

    Best thing for the Bucs!!!!!

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    Keeping Glennon is not so bad. The way jameis plays.. he will probably go down at some point during the long season. Its just the nature of the game. Very few NFL starting QB’s make it thru the whole year without sitting out a few games. So Glennon will get his shot..again.

  5. Patrick in VA Says:

    Honestly, it makes a lot of sense for him to sign a slightly less expensive long term backup deal with the Bucs. Dude takes zero risk for injuries and can pretty much guarantee that he would have another contract after this one runs out with no tread on his tires and only that much more pro-level grooming. Nobody will fault him for not starting over a #1 overall pick who is doing well. So, he gets to settle in to a nice, long career of making a whole lot of money vs going somewhere else to be the starter and potentially not doing well and getting replaced by another high draft pick. Just enjoy the ride and cash those checks. No shame in that.

  6. LordCornelius Says:

    Lol Sam Bradford is one of the weirdest enigmas of the NFL

    Somehow this dude has made millions and millions and gotten countless starting opportunities off of one decent rookie year and an ok stretch of like 6 games with the Rams years ago.

    Dude was mediocre as hell with the Eagles as he has been his entire year and banged up as he has his entire career and is demanding a trade?? Wtf world is this??

    Even joe thinks he’s automatically better than Glennon if healthy. That’s incredibly debatable but most ppl would buy it because 1st pick in draft and coaches liking him or some sh1t. It’s rediculous that he’s made over 100 million and is demanding a trade and has so little in accomplishments

  7. Tom S. Says:

    Hilarious Joe. Bradford has 22 million guaranteed, expected to make 17 million next year, and you want to say that because he is “on the market” he is somehow a direct competitor to a QB making 3 million. If they paid to write black-and-white interpretations of things, you’d be rich.

    Because teams will look at paying Sam Bradford 17 million this year and his longstanding injury history and career 81 QB rating over paying Glennon, 2 years younger, 14 million dollars cheaper with a higher career QB rating of 83 and completely rule out the giraffe so they can get a significantly more expensive, less durable player who has likely met his ceiling. Yup, I’m sure teams are clamoring for Bradford right now.

  8. Patrick in VA Says:

    @Cornelious – Nailed it

  9. cometowin2 Says:

    Trade him to the Browns to move up one spot and we can take Jalen Ramsey. RG3 is no sure thing for Cleveland and I don’t want VH3. Dont’ need another short CB.

  10. The Rockstar Says:

    If the Eagles trade Bradford, the Eagles will need Glennon. But then the Bucs could sign Foles or Bradford or someone.

    Whatever…. does it matter who sits on the bench as we pray hail Marys for the health and wellness of Jameis Winston?

    A draft pick well OK. The team still needs a quality back up QB. Is it better Licht draft an unknown replacement?

    The value of quarterback has depreciated due to supply and demand.
    What is the big deal here? There will be some quality back ups in the NFL next year as oppose to last year.


  11. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Wow…agree with all the posters so far and Patrick great additional points!

    Think Rich Gannon a 4th round draft pick. Took him ten years to finally reach his stride with Chucky in Oakland. He only started four of those years.

    The fact that we think MG8’s ego demands that he start now seems untrue to me. He’s eaten a lot already with the Bucs…sitting the bench behind Josh McClown was the ultimate insult. Backing up #3 is not.

    If MG8 believes this team is ready to win he’d be stupid to leave. #3 plays ballls to the wall and risks injury evry game. MG8 could still have a prominent role.

    Bottom line if he signed another three year deal he’d have all that time with offensive guru Koetter, improving his game. MG8 with six years of experience under his belt will be a good QB. His value will only grow for him personally.

    Money isn’t a real issue…he will be a multimillionaire no matter what..and he saves his body for a much longer career. If I’m his agent I’d tell him to take a good contract with the Bucs.

  12. Couch Fan Says:

    Glennon is most likely staying? Im shocked. It’s not like I’ve been repeatedly saying this over and over. His value to us is far higher than to anyone else. Nobody is going to offer up a high enough trade on such little tape. Would be foolish. Lovies fault. But I’m glad he’s staying. Best QB room we’ve ever had.

  13. BucFan20 Says:

    No . The longer it goes the worse it gets for Joe and about 3 others on this site who have been trying and begging to get rid of Glennon. To the rest of us, if they keep him and he is the backup to Jameis it is fine. Licht and his staff run the team. And there is a reason they do. Not GM Joe and the rest of us posters.

  14. Miko Says:

    Mike Glennon, “America’s Backup QB” 🙂

  15. Dooshlarue Says:

    When is the regular season trade deadline? If Licht can’t get what he wants in a draft trade, then there is a good chance someone’s starter goes down early and then we deal 8.

  16. 813bucboi Says:

    keep him…ten convince him to be the back up…GO BUCS!!!

  17. Kevin Says:

    Hopefully he will stay on a backup deal?

  18. Jerseybuc Says:

    Bradford comes with a very large salary, and the Jets can’t even find the money to sign Fitzpatrick.
    It is a great fit except the money doesn’t work for these two teams unless the Jets get very creative. And to do that for a guy who would be going to his third team in 5 years doesn’t seem too likely.

  19. LordCornelius Says:

    Thing is I’ve always felt that IF we trade Glennon it will be during the draft and likely in round 2/3. That’s been my thought process even before the other QB trades. The Eagles weren’t even in the QB discussion weeks ago so them taking one just thins out the market of QBs left for other teams.

    49ers/Browns/Broncos/Jets/Bills could all use upgrades or options and not all will likely get their QB targets in the draft. Broncos may be counting on guy to be there late round1 that gets picked early or someone jumps them from round 2 to get them . At that point do they wanna reach on some mediocre prospect or give up their late 2 for Glennon?

  20. mike10 Says:

    What’s wrong with after the draft or mid season once someone’s QB gets injured

  21. tmaxcon Says:

    Obviously by their recent actions 49ers, Browns, Broncos and Bills do not feel like Glennon is an upgrade to their current situation. Only hope is that Jets will deal draft day… The fact is glennon is not that good and has very little upside. No one is going to give up a 1,2 or 3 for a 5-13 backup that a select few here think has been treated unfairly and continue to make excuses for him. The one play where the glennon the coward runs out of bounds before the marker was a defining moment in mr glennon’s career. no one wants a coward to lead their offense.

  22. pick6 Says:

    bradford and foles both come with way more salary. in both cases you can say they are earning more than they’ve ever proven to be worth. that is one big advantage with mike glennon. i do agree that they missed out on peak value with mike glennon and it is never coming back.

    @mike10 – if a team can’t start training camp with mike glennon in the building he’s not worth pursuing until free agency next offseason. a QB with little or no offseason in a new offense usually works out badly for the QB and the team

  23. DallasBuc Says:

    Patriots could use Glennon. Belichek could get the most out of him and give some competition to Garappolo for the Brady suspension period and as the heir apparent. Wouldn’t shock me if they coughed up a 2 or 3 for that.

  24. Tom S. Says:

    LOL @tmaxcon, definitely the first time I’ve ever heard of “Glennon the coward.” Man, some people think he’s a mediocre backup-level QB but you make it personal.

    I happened to watch the TB vs Pit game and thought the Giraffe did a stellar job rallying the team to victory, I think he has some ability, and if you can live with his galloping style I think he can be a capable starter for a team with a solid defense.

    The concept that because teams haven’t pulled the trigger on a trade for Glennon means they don’t think he is an upgrade is a massive failure of logic. The fact that I haven’t bought a Bugati Chiron doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t be an upgrade over a my current car, it could just as well be because I’m not willing (or able) to pay the price for one yet.

  25. BFFL Says:

    I’d rather have Glennon as a backup. Hope Licht can extend him.

  26. Ben the Ga Buc Says:

    HUGE IF regarding Bradford’s health. I can’t imagine he’d get Philly-type money anywhere else. Glennon still a good value, I’d love to pick up an extra 4th or 5th rounder.

  27. BucFan20 Says:

    tmaxcon is a butt hurt Freemanite and has been for a couple years now.

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Tmax and others simply cannot get past ONE play…a mistake in judgment.
    To label either MG8 or Josh McCown a coward is ABSURD.

    Two years ago the OL was so bad I almost wanted to wave a white flag to save MG8 or McCown’s life. You can say a lot about either of those two QB’s but one thing appeared abundantly clear to me in Lovie’s first year here.

    Any QB who had the nads to even take a snap behind that porous joke of a unit in 2014 was plenty courageous. It was brutal to watch at times. As much as I disliked McCown’s play I’ve always thought he was a MAN when it came to taking a REAL BEATING!!! MG8 was not far behind.

  29. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Draft weekend should be fun… A lot of QBs up for grabs. I’d say after the first two rounds we’ll start to see trades for guys like Bradford, Foles, Glennon and Kap manifest. This draft is not very talent filled and many teams either need a QB now or would be wise to start grooming replacements for their current QBs (i.e. Saints/giants).

  30. tmaxcon Says:


    not a freeminte just not willing to make all the excuses the rest of the glennon fans make. my favorite is he was not given a fair chance. he’s just a mediocre backup qb who is totally irrelevant to bucs future and success.. I was right about lovie for 2 years and attked repeatedly for it but you know what I’ll be right about glennon too.

  31. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    For the record…I hope you don’t perceive me as “attacking” you. Just disagreeing.

  32. Couch Fan Says:

    Tom S. Please stop using common sense when talking to Tmax about Glennon. He doesnt take that very well.

  33. tmaxcon Says:

    couch fan

    at least I am consistent with my views. I have never thought much of 8. he’s just does not matter to the bucs future. what 8 really needs to worry about is all the cutbacks radio stations are making which will put his future show with his brother in jeopardy before it has even started. Mike looks more like an insurance guy than a car salesman which is a good thing for his future earning potential. It sure won’t be earning starters money in the nfl.

  34. Couch Fan Says:

    You are consistent, I will give you that much. The rest of your statement is looking into your crystal ball.

  35. BucFan20 Says:

    @tmax. You have been on Glennon from the first day he got the ball from Freeman. So lie to someone else. All you have ever done is attack him. Just remember. When Jameis has problems don’t even think of trying to use any excuses for it. As of now HE is a loser. His record is what it is. 8 wins he will STILL be a loser!

  36. R.O. Says:

    Debatable if any of them are “better” than MG8.. Including Osweiler and Bradford and Foles.. Look at when MG8 started and the offensive coaches and support he had.. C’mon..

  37. mark2001 Says:

    Wilkerson and lower pick.

  38. mark2001 Says:

    And I do mean Glennon and a lower pick for Wilkerson.

  39. Dave Says:

    If they could have got a third round pick to possibly snag an extra DE or get a WR, both who would have played a lot, but they didn’t pull the trigger, that is a crime
    Instead they got a player who sits the bench.

  40. Buccfan37 Says:

    Now that most think Glennon will stay as a backup for the Bucs, he will probably be traded away or let go. It will not surprise me.

  41. k2 Says:

    I don’t think the needle has move much on Glennon….just probably our opinions. I think they could still use him to move from the 2nd round into the late 1st round to get a quality player.

  42. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Didn’t they just give him a contract???

    I don’t think this hurts or helps a Glennon trade. If anything, a team intending to draft a QB later might sign him and spend the pick differently.

    Sam Bradford is injury prone and unreliable. He’s NOT better than Glennon.

  43. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    With Bradford’s contract and his constant injuries, no one will want him in a trade. This is a NOTHING story.

  44. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Everyone, including Joe, seems to think there isn’t a trade deal arranged already. There probably is one, dependent on how the draft plays out in the first round.

    You people have zero patience, lol. Come the draft, you’ll all be like “I knew it!”, when really you all gave up before it even got here.

  45. Pat Says:

    Happy for Glennon. Since he got here, the offensive playboy changed EVERY YEAR, from 2013 with Schiano, with ghost Tedford in 2014, and Koetter in 2015. Give him some continuity plz.

  46. Pat Says:


  47. FuNkYxMuNkEy Says:

    I’ve been saying this the whole time. IF we are to trade MG8 it won’t happen until the draft starts. No reason to trade him anytime before then. Teams will get desperate as the process continues. And if we end up keeping him. then so be it. He gives us a great back up just in case.

    I still think he will be traded to Denver or SF for a late 3rd from Denver or early 4th from SF. It’s almost draft time baby!!!

  48. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Be thankful Glennon is still a Buccaneer, we could very well need him in 2016. It’s not a sin to be fortunate enough to have two NFL starter quality QB’s both on rookie contracts. While I don’t see the same events unfolding in Tampa, I’m pretty sure the Redskins are glad that they held on to their “backup QB”. Even still, it’s the NFL, injuries happen to players. I find it comforting to know we have Glennon, a guy who can step in and hold the fort down at the QB position for however long he needs to.

  49. America's Commenter Says:

    The most likely time for a Glennon trade is leading up to or during the draft. I’m sure Jason Licht knows what he can get for Glennon already, he’s just waiting to see how things pan out.

    While Bradford and Foles clearly have better pedigrees and more experience than Glennon, it’s pretty clear that Glennon has more upside and he will be a very inexpensive option for a QB starved team for 2016.

    Let’s have a look at the options out there:

    Ryan Fitzpatrick – A journeyman with spotted success who wants $12+M per season.

    Sam Bradford – A chandelier who never fulfilled his pre-draft potential who earns $17.5M per season.

    Nick Foles – A serviceable starter who has never consistently won and earns $12.5M per season.

    Colin Kaepernick – A formerly successful player who seems to have lost his mojo and earns $15M in 2016 and $20+M the next 3 seasons.

    Mike Glennon – A player who has had modest success on some horrible teams with questionable offensive talent and coaching. Never quit on the team, never complains, model citizen in the community. All this for $1.6M for the 2016 season.

    It’s obvious Glennon is the pick of the litter at this moment in time.