Mike Glennon & The Saints

February 22nd, 2017

It seems there’s a Super Bowl–winning coach who hasn’t forgotten his yearning for the Bucs’ nearly-departed gunslinger.

Sean Payton is the most renowned Mike Glennon fan this side of the Ohio State coaches’ offices.

Back in 2014, Payton talked about his history with Glennon and how he almost was drafted by New Orleans. Joe took notes.

“I think he’s got a real good arm. I think his timing, his feet are very good. His feet are exceptional, I think, for his size. So he’s got good athleticism,” Payton said of Glennon. “He can locate the ball and make all the throws. He was a player that we had real high grades on in the third round. Ironically, that discussion that came up, I can remember like it was yesterday. [Tackle] Terron Armstead, Glennon was right in that cloud, if you will.

Payton clarified that “cloud” means a group of players the team wanted to draft.

“I just remember the evaluation process. I had a chance to work with closely, a coordinator Dana Bible, who’s retired now. But Dana [who coached Glennon at N.C. State] I remember calling me on Mike and giving good reviews, I mean over and above. So we studied more tape. And he was someone that was in the mix. I recall him specifically because we saw a lot of things we liked. And now, unfortunately, he’s in our division and we’re watching him.”

Well, yesterday, Payton chatted about eventually replacing ancient Drew Brees on SiriusXM NFL Radio, as documented by ProFootballTalk.com.

And it sure sounded like he still has Glennon on the brain.

“I think that topic exists and has existed because of the nature of the position,” Payton said. “I think we’re in the quarterback business always because they’re so difficult to find. And there’s been a year or two we’re close to drafting maybe a player and he went a little before we were ready to pick. And certainly you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older.”

So will Glennon end up in New Orleans?

Joe could see it happening. Glennon won’t find anyone who wants to make him a starter, so he chooses to back up a 38-year-old quarterback. That’s a better opportunity for Glennon than holding a clipboard for a 23-year-old.

33 Responses to “Mike Glennon & The Saints”

  1. Bucsfanman Says:

    Hey, good for him if NO wants to sign him. He’ll have a better chance of stepping in with Brees than with Winston IMO.

  2. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Man I am all for Glennon getting his (much deserved) pay day and chance to start somewhere, but please notbin the NFC South competition. I know we have a few nitwits here that think facing Glennon is an automatic win for the Bucs, but I’m confident most people who make their professional living coaching, evaluating, and game planning in the NFL don’t share that same belief.

  3. Magic Marpet Says:

    I really don’t like that guys face

  4. buc15 Says:

    Glennon is very familiar with our playbook & that would be a disaster for him to take that knowledge to the Saints.

  5. DB55 Says:

    What Toes said!

  6. R.O. Says:

    You really think Bree’s might retire before JW? Hmmmmm idk?? Tricky…

  7. BurgDweller Says:

    I’m ok if Glennon goes to NO. He will be the 4th best QB in the NFC South.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Don’t want Glennon at a division rival

  9. Buc1987 Says:

    Not worried about Glennon going to the Saints.

    More worried about Cook going to Carolina.

  10. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    That’s all we need, Mike Glennon going to a division rival.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    I could see Glennon going to the Saints. At least I’d get to see him play occasionally. Or not.

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Don’t want Glennon to go to an NFC rival? Then..PAY THE MAN!!

  13. jerseybuc Says:

    At some point the Saints need to have a plan B. Glennon’s life should get pretty interesting in the next few weeks….Good luck to him.

  14. LakeLandBuc Says:

    Why would the Saints pay Mike Glennon Starter’s pay, when they had to release half of their Starters because of their Cap issues?

  15. Pancake block Says:

    Does he always have to have Derrick zoolander face?

  16. tdtb2015 Says:

    Let him go to NO. When he starts we will be sweeping NO. Our CBs will have a feats. I’m all for that!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  17. tdtb2015 Says:


  18. Waterboy Says:

    Bigger question is whether Glennon is willing to take backup pay and sit behind Drew Brees for another year or 2. My guess is he wants to start and get paid now not 2 years from now.

  19. Matt Says:

    Doubt it happens. Brees is going to make close to 25 million next year. Glennon will want somewhere between 9-13 million. I just cant see the saints tying that much cap space on one position.

  20. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Pancake I think that’s why MagicMarpet doesn’t like his face! Har har har!

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

    I think you think about him more than me 87.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh please let the Saints sign him! The thought of them starting him when Brees retires makes my mouth water. We’ll win every game.

    To those saying he knows the playbook, yes, he does. But we also know ALL of his weaknesses.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Matt Says
    “Glennon will want somewhere between 9-13 million.”

    Mike Glennon might want that much, but there is zero chance he gets more than $7 mil. And more likely? $5 million.

  24. Pickgrin Says:

    Glennon is too expensive for the Saints. MG will get more $ to be a back-up here with the Bucs than practically anywhere else. He wants a legit starters job opportunity. But if no one is willing to give him the $8-10M that MG is probably hoping for – then he might just be best off coming back to the Bucs at $5M per for a couple of years and continue to work with great coaches to improve his game and be ready for any opportunities he gets.

  25. Bucsfanman Says:

    I might be in the minority here, but I see no harm in him being re-signed here as a back-up. With back-up pay!

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Soulja boy I tell ’em
    Hey I got a new dance fo you all called the soulja boy
    You gotta punch then crank back three times from left to right
    (Aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh yeeeeaaaah!)

  27. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

  28. Bucsfanman Says:

    You drinking ’87?!

  29. bucs_365 Says:

    Pancake block Says:
    February 22nd, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Does he always have to have Derrick zoolander face?

    Blue Steel™

  30. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    I think I would die if Glennon goes to the Aints and becomes all world. God that would suck!

  31. DBS Says:

    So many that just have an OPINION. Nobody here knows anything because he has talked to not a one of you. But I am sure of one thing. Payton knows more than anyone on this little home town blog site. Good luck to him what ever happens.

  32. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Coach Payton may have spoken from his pursed lips about Glennon’s “size”, “feet”, and all of that, but it’s what he didn’t say that matters. Leadership is important, too, and players and coaches just didn’t buy into him and that won’t serve him well on the open free agent market. Leadership is why Jameis Winston was selected as the starter over Glennon. That being said, I hope that Glennon stays for at least another year. There’s no shame in being Winston’s backup.

  33. tdtb2015 Says:

    I still think Glennon will be back with the Bucs as the backup QB.

    Licht should have a contingency in the contract. Glennon must win the #2 qb position otherwise he will be cut without pay.

    If Griffin takes over the #2 spot, is only fair that Glennon be cut without pay.

    But I do wish him well.

    Go Bucs!!!