Jerry Jones And Mike Glennon

June 2nd, 2016
Will Jerry Jones be eyeing Mike Glennon?

Will Jerry Jones be eyeing Mike Glennon?

It seems odd to Joe that trade chatter about Mike Glennon died just after the draft, right about the time Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht stated all Glennon talks were dead.

All of a sudden this week, Joe has found two items floating on the interwebs offering up Glennon trade chatter. The latest coming from Mike DiRocco of BSPN.

Gazing into his crystal ball, DiRocco sees Jerry Jones’ eyes set on Glennon. And what Jerry Jones wants, Jerry Jones usually gets. But in this case, the cost would be high and Licht will — in the immortal paraphrased words of Curly Howard — go through Jones’ pockets and give him a dry cleaning.

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.

Does Joe believe Romo will get hurt again? Joe would lay cash on that happening. It has been an ugly pattern for 36-year-old Romo.

The rest of DiRocco’s guess? Dubious. Remember: The Cowboys drafted a quarterback, Dak Prescott. But he is a fourth-round pick and likely a developmental guy. If he comes along quickly, then there is Romo’s backup.

Of course, there are all sorts of factors: When will Romo get hurt? What will the Cowboys’ record be when Romo gets hurt?

Much has to be weighed to determine how desperate Jones will be and how well Licht can fleece him.

25 Responses to “Jerry Jones And Mike Glennon”

  1. Ocala Says:

    Anything ESPN predicts you can almost guarantee the opposite will occur.

  2. Mikep4bucs Says:

    In the doldrums of summer, your doing a good job of forcing me to read the articles Joe. Much appreciated.

  3. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    One thing for certain he’ll know he’s sitting across the poker table against a player just as Gangsta wit it is he is..

  4. RustyRhinos Says:

    Off again on the trade Glennon rant again I see. Yeah yeah I know Joe writes about what joe finds interesting, and I read what I find interesting. Just so you know this is not what I find interesting, trading our experinced QB just because his contract is up at the end of the season. I hope we sign Glennon to another contract you can never have to many experienced QB on our team.

  5. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Sounds like a good match for the both of them. Jones ets a reliable and experienced backup who has proved he can be succeful with weapons around him, and Licht gets his draft pick he wanted. I’m all for it.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    Cowboy fans will chew up and spit out Mike glennon. 8 doesn’t have the personality or charisma to lead the Cowboys that being said I would find it highly entertaining watching Dez Bryant throwing fits and getting in captain checkdowns face because he can’t get Bryant the ball.

    For those that say 8 is proven and reliable that’s totally garbage. raise your standards 8 has proven he is a 5-13 backup who plays with NO energy or heart…. the rest of the league sees that or a qb needy teams would have already made a move for him.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    @RustyRhino – talk about spin doctoring. If you’d read what Joe wrote, you’d know that his analysis of the situation was that the trade is unlikely to happen and probably wouldn’t involve the level of fleecing that was indicated in the article referenced. Sounds like you’re the one trying to drive an agenda.

  8. R.O Says:

    If they were so worried about Romo getting hurt again they would have traded for MG already… Stupid assumption.

  9. RustyRhinos Says:

    As joe often says Patrick check the archives. How many different versions of the same trade Glennon articles have we seen on this site. We have Mr. Griffin behind Mr. Glennon who is the back up for Mr. Winston. Are we ready to roll with Mr. Griffin if Mr. Winston gets injured. Or will we just not concern ourselves with trying to win games if our starting QB where to go down.
    As far as an agenda. I comment on what I find interesting. So if you think that gives me an agenda so be it. Do you think Mr. Griffin could stroll in and win effortlessly.

  10. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    While not outside the realm of possibility, I think the Bucs resigning Glennon would be a better idea (unless Jones offers too much to refuse).

    Mike Glennon wants to start, but give him $4m per year and he’ll resign. He’s unlikely to get that much elsewhere without proving himself.

    At $4m per year, it will also add value to him. Especially if Winston has to sit out a game.

    I wouldn’t resign him until after the preseason though. Maybe even after the trade deadline. You just never know how the chips will fall.

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    RustyRhinos Says
    “How many different versions of the same trade Glennon articles have we seen on this site.”

    We are in the time of the year when all news, or most news, is fluff. Joe still has to keep things active, or people will just leave until training camp starts. He’s doing the best he can with what’s available.

    So we see entire articles based on a single sentence. We see rehashed articles. We see theories.

    What else is there to talk about?

    A little investigative reporting maybe could drum up stuff, but we don’t know the level of access Joe has to these players or inside scoops.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    Personally, in regard to Mike Glennon…I would love to see him interviewed and asked his feelings on the matter.

    I would be interested in his answers to certain questions like:

    Would he be willing to resign as a backup with the Buccaneers?
    What teams would he prefer to sign with, if not the Buccaneers?
    Does he have to go into a starting situation?

    I think these answers might even generate interest for a trade.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Summer is nearly three weeks away. Somebody likes Glennon or he would not still be here.

  14. tmaxcon Says:


    before you start offering money to 8 let’s see if he can even beat out Griffin in the preseason.

  15. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    @ Bonzai

    I’d like to read that interview too (Glennon’s thoughts on the situation). I’m thinking since Mike seems to be a team first guy the interview would be somewhat dulled down with cliches, but maybe there would be some nuggets of insight too? Personally I hope the Bucs can resign him and make him the (first??) Bucs QB to get a second contract with the team, but I think he’s good enough to start elsewhere, realizes this, and will probably test free agency looking for a “Brock O payday” with a shot to start.

  16. ToesOnTheLine! Says:


    Does the name Brett Smith mean anything to you? I know I am 99.9999% certain Glennon will beat out Griffin this year just like he beat out the last “anti-Glennon poster boy” Brett Smith. Griffin’s roster spot is likely tied to the fact that Glennon has trade value still (Griffin, not so much), and IF Glennon were to be traded then Griffin gets promoted to #2.

  17. tmaxcon Says:


    If Glennon had trade value he’d be gone already.

  18. ToesOnTheLine! Says:

    Could be Licht and Koetter actually like the idea of having two capable QB’s on the roster? I’m not sure why that’s a hard concept to accept? I sleep well at night confident that if Jameis gets hurt Mike can step in and not miss a beat running the offense until Janeis can return.

  19. Buccfan37 Says:

    Yeah Glennon stunk so bad that he is the Bucs #2 QB. Would you rather have Foles? Oh yeah, he’s an expensive starter that the Rams regret acquiring. He did thrash the Bucs a couple of times in the past. But then that was a common occurence.

  20. tmaxcon Says:

    The point you glennon fan boys are missing ALL 32 teams including the very desperate 5 or 6 qb needy teams had every opportunity to obtain Glennon’s services. If the other 32 teams were so convinced that Glennon was an upgrade or worth building around a 3rd or 4th round pick would have been a no brainer. The reality is the other teams just don’t see the same potential that the 5 or 6 of you on this site see. Nice guy, good backup but not a starter nor is he a reliable proven commodity that some would like to suggest he is.

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    Geez tmax, you’re awfully rough on MG8! What gives?! I mean maybe the 31 other teams weren’t willing to give up a 2nd or 3rd for him but that doesn’t mean he has no value. I think that even you could argue that had he been starting over McCown, we probably would’ve won a few more games.
    The guy’s a Buc! Our guy! If he’s a career back-up, so what?! Dude was a 3rd round pick, the expectations should reflect that.
    You are really high on Griffin. What makes you think he’ll beat out Glennon? He has even less credentials.

  22. tmaxcon Says:


    I have never liked Glennon’s game from day one. Nice guy and I respect the fact he has helped JW but all the glennon this and glennon that talk is garbage. he is clearly not in the bucs long term plans both gm and coach have said he will be leaving at some point. 8 can not and will never challenge JW so what’s the point. The bottom line is if 8 has to play more than 2 games the bucs are done.

  23. Buccaneers Says:

    It is quite Obvisous that the energy and momentum of Glennon trade rumors has mostly been generated right here in Tampa. We were all drooling for a 2nd round draft choice for Mike.

    I watched 250 hours of draft coverage and Mike Glennons name wasn’t mentioned one time. There was never a lot of interest about Glennon. There is no interest right now……..that fact that the Cowboys are the biggest mention is very telling. 1st off they have a QB whom they will baby to make sure he starts game one. Second, if they are going to trade for a backup It’d be foolish to think they will trade now, before getting a real look at Prescott in TC.

    Even if a team does need a QB throughout TC Glennon is not a top target IMO. Most teams would prefer to pluck somebody out of retirement. They won’t have to give up something in a trade and a more experienced player has a much better chance of success learning a brand new offense on the fly with less TC reps. Glennons our backup in 2016, deal with it, deal with it.

  24. Buccaneers Says:

    Glennons value is best right here. He knows the offense and he has a rep with his line and skill players. If he has to play a game for us I expect points on the board and no garbage mistakes.

    Let’s be honest…..How many here actually think the same about Griffen?

  25. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:


    I pointed out that Glennon can be reliable if he’s so rounded by weapons and a decent line. Is he a great QB? No, but he’s better than most of the backup qb’s in this league. And u judge him by his record? That wasn’t his fault he played on sucky teams. His rookie year he threw 19-9 TD’S to int. That’s not terrible. If you went by record that means JW is 6-10 and not that good either right? Look, I’m not a Glennon fan, but I think he is a reliable backup in this league with sum trade value if a starting QB go’s down. Nothing more.