Does Glennon Offer Tip Team Glazer’s Hand?

March 2nd, 2017

“You like that, Ira?”

If one is to believe beat writer Rick Stroud’s unsourced report claiming the Bucs have offered Mike Glennon more than $7 million per year to be their backup quarterback, then that reality would have serious implications.

First, Joe had to laugh when Stroud typed that Glennon “is said to be leery of signing with a team with an unstable coaching situation that could doom his chances of succeeding.” Joe would counter by saying any team signing Glennon to start immediately has an unstable coaching situation.

That aside, if Team Glazer has signed off on Jason Licht making Glennon the top paid backup in the NFL, then that says Team Glazer is in complete win-now mode.

You only pay Glennon if you think him helping you win, say, two out of four games in the absence of Jameis Winston, is a difference-maker when it comes to making the playoffs.

Combine the alleged Glennon offer with the unorthodox overypaying of Mike Smith to stay as defensive coordinator and agree not to find a new head coaching gig for the next two seasons, and you’ve got an ownership group going all in. Dirk Koetter might say Team Glazer is speaking softly and carrying a big motherf^%$’n stick.

Joe likes it.

So what if it takes $15 million per year to nail down DeSean Jackson for the next two seasons. If that’s who Koetter wants and it costs a few million too much, then so be it.

The NFL salary cap goes up every year and the Bucs have managed it well enough to make some bold plays in 2017.

That’s what 9-7 teams do when they have an emerging franchise quarterback and lots of defensive pieces nearing the end of their prime.

As for Glennon, Joe would wager he returns to Tampa this season.

27 Responses to “Does Glennon Offer Tip Team Glazer’s Hand?”

  1. Mick Says:

    $15 million a year, no way.

    We could outbid every other team for D Jack including what teams with success like the Browns would have and not pay $15 million a year.

    How do lottery winners lose their millions in just a few years? With that kind of attitude.

    We have lots to spend, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t spend it wisely.

  2. Bucsfanman Says:

    Based on the Stroud article, I would tend to agree with you Joe. $7 million to be a back-up seems like a lot of money though.

  3. The Buc Realist Says:

    If Joe is wagering that MG8 is back with the Bucs then that bodes well for MG8 to get a gig somewhere for 10 plus million!!!! Joe has been beyond wrong on MG8 career!!! right down to the he should take 5 million for three years from the Bucs!!!!!

    I said earlier that 8 million a year was a serious offer for the Bucs to retain MG8 and you get the best QB roster in the league, and would have the rights to make a land mark trade if another team gave up a kings ransom to trade in the next couple of years!!!! But MG8 has a great chance to start elsewhere!!!!

    GO Bucs!!!!!!!

  4. Mike Johnson Says:

    7 mil to be a backup? Hell. I’d take it. Gotta be hype. I would not pay the kid more than 3 mil per yr.

  5. Miko Says:

    let him walk…Griffin can handle backup duties…

  6. NCMike Says:

    From reading the site, Glennon is being looked at by NYJ and Chicago. Wish the young man the best, but we do what we do for the benefit of family. And Realist……. I tend not to pay much attention to the Joe’s takes on QBs! Well much like tmax’s player evaluations! Lol I couldn’t help myself on that last line

  7. Supersam Says:

    15 mill a year joe? You’ve been in the Indy bars all night haven’t you?

  8. jerseybuc Says:

    He will be wearing a new UNI in another week or two, and it will carry a nice multi year contract. MG8 had nothing but unstable coaching situation before JW arrived. Josh Freeman as a role model, no OC, no reps in training camp, and then LOVIE arrived. My god, it can’t get any worse in Florham Park can it?

  9. tmaxcon Says:

    Glennon, Murphy and Bell – Insurance you can trust coming to a strip mall near you….

    Glennon is irrelevant to bucs future let him leave and fail… The best thing for the bucs is if Glennon stays in the division and they get to face the heartless loser.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    That would be one hell of an expensive insurance policy for a guy you never want to see take the field except in mop up duty.

    Who pays more than $5M for a back-up QB? Nobody! Why would we? Glennon is a solid back-up and knows our system well – but Geez – he’s not seriously worth $7M a year to us when we can have a decent back-up for $2-$3M and spend the other 4 or 5 somewhere that will actually help the team on a weekly basis. Put it toward signing Campbell or Jefferson or DJax for God’s sake.

    Glennon ain’t all that. He’s a solid back-up like I said but he ain’t worth nowhere near $7M per year. Not to us anyway. Let someone else overpay MG to be a wannabe NFL starter.

  11. Chris Says:

    And with Garroppolo off the table he will be a Jet. Head coach loves him there. Yeah MG8, dont sign and start somewhere else, take less money and hear fools here talk about ypur looks. Althouh, why a bunch of guys on a sports blog are hung up on QBs looks for, you got me on that.

  12. Dubcity06 Says:

    We have money. Cap went up. Spand the money on guys. Not the time to be cheap. We can superbowl aspirations.

  13. pick6 Says:

    the bucs’ standard contract seems to be one that winds up being a year-to-year situation after Year 2 with no cap penalties to cut\trade a player. a deal chewing up a couple million (vs “average ” backup money) of their ample cap room gives them a couple more years of either a safety net or a trade opportunity with a backup QB who is probably at least better than the bottom 6 or 7 starters that finish every NFL season

    it also is great news for Glennon, because his value floor has been set at $7 million and he’s now a very strong candidate to break the $10 million mark that i predicted

  14. captjimbo Says:

    If your starting QB goes down for any length of time the odds are that your season is over. Like 99% odds. Seems like way to much money for a backup to me. Just doesn’t seem smart.

  15. Fred E. Buc Says:

    I pretty much have to question anything that comes out of the newspaper that uses “tampa bay” in iti’s name. Probably the worst cast of sports writers this side of the Pacific, and south of Toronto. $5-7million for Glennon is pretty much what most of have been saying, though it’s probably closer to $4-5 million, four years, $15million. Glennon should jump at that because he would leave football a young, rich, and healthy man. I’ve said it before…if he leaves Tampa with hopes of winning starting job everywhere, whoever he plays for will ALWAYS be looking for someone better, and he’ll be moving around like Josh Johnson or Josh MCown. He ain’t that good.

  16. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    “unorthodox move” to keep Mike Smith, Was it an “unorthodox move” when they paid Monte to stay put? And plz for the love of st. pete, leave the big !@#$stick crap exactly where it belongs; in last season. Come this past January, what did that supposed big stick amount to? Not a DAM THING, that’s what.

  17. Kobe Faker Says:

    LOL! no one is interested in this buffoon. did everyone forget the past preseason? GMs didnt and no one of them wanted Glennon at the beginning of the year.

    Pay him 7 mill? thats more than what we pay Jameis! no team is going to pay him 7 million as a starter. no one wants him..this is all stupid BS from the NFL to stir interest.

    Soooo Gullible!

  18. McBuc Says:

    Buc4. Lighten up.

  19. Issic Haggins Says:

    Great move , you would prob recoup your draft pick

  20. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    “Rick Stroud’s unsourced report”

    Ah…then it isn’t true. Rick Stroud has a well established record of making up news and claiming “unnamed sources” or “sources with the team”.

  21. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think the top 6 QBs in this draft are mostly going to fall a long ways. The first one may not even be taken until round two (or late round one). QBs 4-6 may last as long as the 5th round.

    So I say…if we fill the other needs in rounds 1-4, then draft the top remaining QB in round 5. Make him the backup.

  22. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Wait…I don’t actually suggest we do that. I’m just saying we should see about getting a rookie QB to play as a backup. #2 or #1. Maybe we’ll strike gold and get real trade bait.

  23. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    FYI, I have nerve damage and can’t throw a ball more than 20-25 feet. I’m so old my bones are brittle. But I would play backup QB for half a million a year. True, I would need an injury settlement after my first series…but…

  24. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The simple truth is this…Mike Glennon is worth no more than 3 million per year…and that’s at most. He’ll probably get more, but that is all he’s worth.

  25. FireJasonLicht Says:

    Can we please let Miko walk?!?!

    @Bucrealist I agree with you Joe is absolutely clueless when it comes to MG8(amongst other football related topics)

    Chicago and the Jets are both pursuing Glennon so I don’t see him sign-in with is but I hope to God he does. Then you have the 2ND best QB tandem in the NFL behind the Patriots

  26. David Groover Says:

    Glennon is a good team first qb.7 million a year for a guy we hope doesn’t have to take the field is a little high but if the team feels this guy is there best option at number 2 then im all for it hell we won’t have to waste time getting him up to speed if famous does go down and i believe the guy could win us a couple of games that could save our season in a pinch

  27. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Tough to take any reports this time of year as gospel truth (fake news football style?), but I do believe there may be truth in at least the Bucs being very interested in keeping Mike around. I’ve said many times that the vocal Monday morning GM’s on JBF may loathe Glennon (heartless, giraffe, etc), but a lot of people who get paid very handsomely to evaluate talent at the NFL level typically like what they see in Glennon. I wouldn’t be shocked at all if the Bucs offered him $7M guaranteed each year for at least two seasons, good QB’s that know the verbiage in a system arguably as well (who knows, maybe better??) than the (more talented) starting QB offer piece of mind.