Glennon Trade Chatter Won’t Stop

May 31st, 2016
Better heralded Bucs castoff.

Better than heralded Bucs castoff.

Yes, Mike Glennon is still the backup for the Bucs. At least, per his contract, that’s his status through the end of this NFL season.

However, as just about anyone knows, and certainly Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht fully understands, if a starting quarterback goes down in training camp or in preseason or in the first few weeks of the regular season, then all of a sudden Glennon’s projected ransom could skyrocket.

Glennon trade rumors were all the rage leading up to the draft. They have died since but Ryan McCrystal of Bleacher Report decided to whip up the flames again.

As previously mentioned, Kaepernick and McCown would be better short-term fixes for teams in need of an immediate starter due to their experience. However, Glennon is a free agent after the season and will earn less than $2 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. As a result, Glennon is the cheapest potential starting quarterback on the market.

Joe does not understand the Stewart McClown fetish of many NFL types. Joe has no earthly idea why anyone would want McClown over Glennon. McCrystal believes McClown is a better short-term answer for a quarterback-needy team? Hell, Glennon outplayed McClown when he was with the Bucs, and Glennon still got benched (twice) by Coach My Scheme.

Let’s think about this for a moment: When was the last time McClown led a team to a winning record? Never, that’s when. He has a brutal record as a starting quarterback.

The last three coaches that wanted McClown? Meathead Mike Pettine, Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman. Those three will never be confused withVince Lombardi, Bill Walsh and/or Chuck Noll.

Even a usually smart guy like Evan Silva of is intrigued with McClown, pushing McClown over Mark Sanchez as the Broncos’ starter, claiming McClown is also the more desired/coveted “mentor” for Paxton Lynch. Joe would suggest recent history shows Glennon to be a better “mentor.”

If McClown is so valuable — he isn’t — why can’t he stick with a team much less win games? He was so valuable as a “mentor” that the Bucs, drafting a quarterback No. 1 overall, couldn’t run McClown off quickly enough.

If McClown is so valuable — he isn’t — why are teams always looking to replace him?

If McClown is “really good” as Silva claims — he isn’t — why then do really good teams not want him?

Not that Sanchez is the next Peyton Manning, but at least he led a team to the playoffs a couple of times, even beat Manning on the road in the playoffs. Sanchez even has a winning record in the playoffs! When exactly has McClown led a team to the playoffs? Answer: Never.

There is simply no way on God’s green earth McClown is more valuable than Glennon. That’s just nonsense.

Wherever McClown plays, it is always a smart bet to wager on the under for season win totals.

27 Responses to “Glennon Trade Chatter Won’t Stop”

  1. uckinator Says:

    When the Bucs made Glennon a 3rd round draft pick, they thought they had a steal. If nothing else, perhaps flipping him for a late 1 or a 2nd rounder. Now, we’re hoping to get a 4th.

  2. SB with Jameis Says:

    Well, we are not keeping 3 QBs on the roster, so unless Glennon has expressed interest in remaining a back up with us for the rest of his career then they are looking to trade him and groom Griffen.

  3. SB with Jameis Says:

    lol I was just reading the four letter article about “100 Predictions about the NFL Season” and there was only One concerning the Bucs’ regular season……………..
    “34. Tony Romo will get hurt (again), giving Bucs QB Mike Glennon a lot of trade value. A desperate Jerry Jones will make Tampa GM Jason Licht an offer can’t refuse for the fourth-year QB”. — Mike DiRocco

  4. ndog Says:

    Yeah and in those 100 predictions only 2 were about our Bucs. The one about Glennon and one about Jameis in the preseason. Boy we barley exist in their eyes over at the world wide leader. I can’t stand the way the media works.

  5. Nick2 Says:

    I’ll never forget and I was in the stadium not far away they day when McCown fumbled an easy shotgun snap and as everyone was wanting him to dive on the ball he quickly picked it up to throw an even more stupid interception. It was the one time I thought I was watching high school football. It was unbelievably bad.

  6. Kent Kleist Says:

    I see Glennon going to the Jets soon if Fitz doesn’t sign

  7. SOGGY Says:

    Joe Great write up, I hope Glennon gets to go to a decent team and does better than he did for us, I know he can, after all look at his coaches with us or should I say the lack of. I like glennon he has been put thru alot and as far as I can tell he never complains or hangs his head.. I think he did his job very well [Back up QB] If we need a backup QB Glennon is nice to have so he is a luxury for us now.. I think the bucs are going to be a good enough team where having a good back up QB to maybe come in if Jamies needs a game or 2 off for what ever reason he would be nice to have, Hope Jamies is fine but it is the NFL.. Go Bucs.. Playoffs 2016.. OH YA…

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @ SB with Jameis

    Where did you see that we are not keeping 3 QBs?……..I hope you are right because I think it wastes an active roster spot better used for an extra WR/TE/RB.
    If we intend for Griffin to be a future backup, we need to sign him to a longer term contract now.
    As for Glennon, I think there will likely be a team to make a trade for him to keep him off of the FA market….

  9. Pittbucfan Says:

    I will never get it. Glennon starts over McClown (I can’t remember if it was due to injury), comes into Pittsburgh and pulls off a win against the “mighty” Steelers (I say that because the Steelers are always placed on a pedistal) but is sent back to the bench. Jeez! The obvoius was not so to meathead Lovie.

  10. road warrior Says:

    Were there actually trade rumors? after the draft I believe you wrote an article saying that Jason licht said there was really no interest in Glennon.Where are these rumors coming from now Joe.

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    If teams thought Glennon could help them he would have been traded already. The bottom line the rest of the NFL knows exactly what glennon is a career dime a dozen backup who will NEVER lead a team to the promise land. Glennon will last a few more years as a back up then join his brother running some run down sports bar or co-host some low rent radio show. Now we just need bucfan20, tickdr and realist to accept there guy is nothing special.

  12. Donnie Bucball Says:

    Glennon is better than at least a few current NFL starters. I would hate to see Winston go down, but I wouldn’t press the panic button knowing that Glennon is in reserve.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    tmax…lol loved that last part.

  14. Brandon Says:

    Not sure what McCown’s career record is, it can’t be good… but touting Glennon when his career record is 4-15 or something like that is laughable. Sure, Sanchez led the Jets to the playoffs, I think the first time his QB rating was about 59 or so and he played with a great defense, something McCown has never had. Give him a great defense and put the reigns on him, and a team can win, probably Glennon too. But to totally flush a guy down the toilet due to your own agenda when numerous NFL teams continue giving him a shot (but they won’t give one to Glennon), doesn’t make you look smarter than them. Hell, everytime you pass judgment on any QB, I take it with a grain of salt after all the silliness that accompanied the Johnny Mancrush.

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’ve always defended Glennon’s worth, really the naysayers are in the minority. Determined to blast MG yes, but mostly ignored, imo.

  16. Stanglassman Says:

    Maybe McCown isn’t as bad as the Joes think he is. I never understood the hate hard on Joe’s had for this guy. No current or former NFL Qb could have won with the 2014 Buc situation. I don’t think Glennon would have survive the beating.

  17. TheShaz Says:

    I do not like the Glennon bashing.

    He is our backup QB for this NFL Season and to be honest I am happy to have him as a backup, he really is a decent QB and much better than some of the other guys penciled in as starters around the NFL.

    I think Jason tried to trade him but was not going to give him up for nothing, he’s worth more as a stable backup now than as anything else, barring some team in the early to middle of the season in a panic and Jason can exploit it. But I give the chances on that to be rare.

    Mike Glennon will move on after this season and I wish him well.

  18. TheShaz Says:

    McCown does not suck as bad as we armchair QB’s have said in the past couple of years…..

    He sucks worse.

  19. Jeagan1999 Says:

    It’s beginning to look like the Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick are never going to agree on a contract….Fitz might even sign with another team for less money JUST OUT OF SPITE! So….trade MG8 and next years 2nd or 3rd draft pick to NY for Wilkerson…and move him inside next to GMC, with Spence and Ayers on the ends. That, combined with our upgraded secondary…plus Lavonte and Kwon at LB…would give us a hell of a scary defense!

  20. Buccfan37 Says:

    It’s hard to dislike your backup QB, I’m hearing the potential moans should the starter have to come out for any reason. Of course when you have a near infallible starter that worry lessens.

  21. Joe Says:

    Not sure what McCown’s career record is, it can’t be good… but touting Glennon when his career record is 4-15 or something like that is laughable.

    Well, two things:

    McClown’s record is REALLY bad.

    Second is, Glennon has, what, 18 starts? No question he was thrown in the fire too soon. Compared to McClown’s roughly 70 starts.

  22. Stanglassman Says:

    McCown QBR was 93.5 (highest in Clev since ’87) last year with 12 TD and 4 INT. He lost 7 of 8 games for the same reason he lost here he was sacked 23 times. He has been sacked 60 times in the last 19 starts. He is fairly mobile and isn’t know for holding the ball too long so it just seems like hes been behind a couple of O-lines that didn’t protect him well enough. I’d like to see what he can do in Denver.

    “That man is a fighter,” Pro Bowl center Alex Mack said of McCown. “I respect the hell out of him.”

  23. Buccaneers Says:

    There’s a reason why McCown’s name still gets mention. He’s shown the ability and experience is invaluable for that position. Been rough for McCown because has started for some awfully bad teams. It’s tough for Bucs fans to get past his 2014 season but that was probably the worst team Josh played for.

  24. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The Broncos should have traded for Glennon. It would have been the best option for them and for Glennon.

    I can see Dallas. Romo gets injured EVERY year. Jets? Not gonna happen. Fitz will show.

  25. Dave Says:

    I completely agree with the Romo thing in Dallas.
    Unlike a lot of you, I like Romo and think he is damn good. He’s also damn tough but his clavicle(s) keep breaking. I can’t imagine there is much they can do to stop that.
    I’d be surprised if he lasts past week 6. When is the trade deadline??

  26. Trubucfan22 Says:

    When has glennon led his team to the playoffs? Or to a winning record? If you want to compare mccown and glennon then do it. But both are terrible QBs, so it won’t be very fun. Glennon is going no where fast, no trams want him as a starter, they want him as a back up. And are only willing to part with a fifth or 6th for a back up qb. And as long as foles and fitzpatrick are available, then glennon isn’t even worth a bag of chips.

  27. Chrisdamiz Says:

    OK look at mcclown stats in 14 for the bucs in 11 starts 11 tds 14 int 2109 yards passing. Not very good actually very awful . Glennon stats are 10 tds 6 int 1417 yards passing which times it buy 16 is this. Glennon 32/19/3779 which is pretty good. Mcclown 16/21/3208. Do the math who is a better qb. And I’m sure we would of been a lthrottle better team with glennon as our starting qb in 14 even with our line not protecting him.and lovies wannabe scheme.