Bucs Invite Quarterback Aqeel Glass To Camp

May 4th, 2022

Joe was intrigued when Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, now head coach at Jackson State University, publicly named 16 HBCU players that he believed should be drafted last week.

Would one of them land in Tampa?

Only two on Deion’s list were drafted (not by Tampa Bay), but the Bucs did sign one for rookie minicamp: Alabama A&M quarterback Aqeel Glass.

Glass might be the only arm in rookie camp. He’s 6-5, 215 pounds, and he was a five-year starter at Alabama A&M, courtesy of the extra COVID season of eligibility. The St. Louis native had a ton of college success and Buccaneers Ring of Honor member Doug Williams, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, was all fired up that Tampa Bay signed him.

Joe sure hopes the Bucs found a gem. Glass wouldn’t be the first undrafted QB to find a home in the league.

48 Responses to “Bucs Invite Quarterback Aqeel Glass To Camp”

  1. FrankinAtx Says:

    Threw for over 450 yards vs Deion’s Jackson State. Big guy with big arm

  2. MadMax Says:

    He’s got some good zip on the ball and great pocket awareness…i mean its against lesser quality players, but I like it. Who knows. Could be a future 3 as a backup that doesnt hit our money wall.

  3. Cleanhouse Says:

    Could be our best qb aside from Brady

  4. Dooley Says:

    For a dude with such a strong arm, his touch passes are pretty, a tad scary to watch float but pretty nonetheless.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    Watching his highlights, looks like a traditional college QB who has very little to no chance of making an NFL roster. His wind up is little long, the balls don’t have great velocity, and his running looks sluggish (looked it up, says he runs a 5.27 40, which is what it looked like on tape).

    With that said he has NFL size, he can throw deep, stands in the pocket like a pro, but he’d have to really speed up his delivery to have a chance in the NFL. Not sure they’d even keep him around on the practice squad to try to fix the delivery, but if the kid wants any chance to ever be an NFL player, he should get a coach to help him fix that.

  6. GOB Says:

    The lesser competition thing always intrigues me. I’m of the mind guys can either play in the league, or can’t. As we all know, unless the guy is blue chip, the QB is unbelievably hard to get right. Every NFL franchise passed over Brady many times.

  7. GOB Says:

    Rod, the delivery can be fixed. Get him with Brady’s coach, Tommy House. Break him down, build him up.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    MadMax Says:
    May 4th, 2022 at 2:18 pm
    He’s got some good zip on the ball…


    I didn’t see that at all. He can throw deep, so he has a strong arm, but in my (very) limited viewing watching highlights, the passes were all pretty soft, I didn’t see any zip at all. Maybe there’s more stuff out there I didn’t see.

    However if he did throw with zip, had a ton of success and had NFL size and an NFL arm, in a year with bad QB prospects, he’d certainly have been drafted, you’d think.

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    GOB – Yeah, I don’t disagree on being able fix the delivery, and at the same time you teach him to throw with a bit more velocity, he seems to have the arm strength to do that. The question is, would a team actually put in the time and use a roster spot to do it? If he has the money and could do it on his own, he might have a legit shot at making a practice squad, and from there could earn his way onto a team.

    In any case, it’s a longshot, but best of luck to him.

  10. Buddhaboy19 Says:

    Pretty cool story Joe, best wished to the Kid. Maybe he can shock the world.

  11. Elita Vita Says:

    Brady shocked the NFL at choice #199. Perhaps it’s an omen that he’s trying out for the Bucs.

  12. firethecannons Says:

    maybe we can mold this guy to be good and dump blaine gabbert and ryan griffin

  13. NC Boy Says:

    My former high school teammate was his OC at Alabama A&M. Kid can sling it.

  14. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Good luck Aqeel. I hope you’re the next Kurt Warner that no one knew about.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Offer to pay for the kid’s CDL licence so he can drive Joe’s UPS truck…..

  16. Allbuccedup Says:

    Dump Gabbert and Griffin hopefully save some $

  17. BUCman Says:

    Had to sign someone to throw the ball in camp.

  18. Joe in Michigan Says:

    See what the kid’s got.

  19. Jor God tha Binks Says:

    This intrigued the sh!t out of me too. You Joe(s) sure know how to hit the spot sometimes in your writings 👌

  20. Bucs Guy Says:

    Haven’t seen him, so I’m not judging. However, how is his accuracy? That’s the single most important thing in a QB IMO.

  21. DavidBigBucFan99 Says:

    I kind of agree with Rod Munch not a lot of zip on his passes. Kind of reminds me of Trask the way he throws and runs. He needs to learn how to whip his arm to up that velocity because pass anticipation is a lot quicker at the pro level and if you float passes like that you’re begging for some ints

  22. rrsrq Says:

    Watched this kid the last couple of years, small conference but 2x SWAC offense player of the year, aside from the COVID year, threw for 3600/3500 yards and 32/36 TDs. I like him going forward than our two current backups (more upside) excluding Trask. Think about slow wind up and not fleet of foot, how bout the OC for the Bucs who played a few years in the league. This is why the NFL needs farm/feeder teams like all the other leagues

  23. Aaron Says:

    Well let’s see did y’all even go see any of Jackson state university Boys don’t think so

  24. Aaron Says:

    And bet let him go before he plays lol

  25. Topdoggie Says:

    Saw one scouting report that had him as a mid 3rd round grade. Projections of 3rd string. Starter abilities in the future. Who knows but that would be wild. Says he reads the whole field quickly as his highest selling point.

  26. Biff Barker Says:

    Maybe Lefty has a soft spot for the windup?

    I wish the guy luck. You never know.

  27. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    May 4th, 2022 at 2:34 pm
    GOB – Yeah, I don’t disagree on being able fix the delivery, and at the same time you teach him to throw with a bit more velocity, he seems to have the arm strength to do that. The question is, would a team actually put in the time and use a roster spot to do it? If he has the money and could do it on his own, he might have a legit shot at making a practice squad, and from there could earn his way onto a team.

    In any case, it’s a longshot, but best of luck to him.

    USFL is and the XFL will also be a place for some players at whatever position to get experience, iron out wrinkles so to speak- be it long delivery for a QB or whatever other players need. The NFL for the most part, is just not that patient for so many players that need develop to compete on the NFL level. So these spring leagues are at least for some a place they can refine their game and actually make it in the NFL. Hey even a back up in the NFL is making serious cash compared to normal life. So good for whoever can actually take advantage of this new opportunity that the spring leagues provide.

  28. Mike Johnson Says:

    training camp bait.

  29. FortMyersDave Says:

    Give the kid a chance. He may surprise everyone and make the roster as the #3 QB or land a spot on the practice squad.

  30. Aaron Says:

    Y’all didn’t even go to Jackson State University to check out any there boys did you didn’t think so

  31. TampabayDJ82 Says:

    I don’t know why people LOVE to hate on someone who worked their azz off to get to this point. If he makes it that’s a great life story. But give anyone a chance before you talk about what he can’t do based on your options. Go Bucs

  32. SOEbuc Says:

    He’s got size and skills, but it’s not Alabama A&M.

  33. Reddington Neck Shores Says:

    byron leftwich was known for his quick release i’m sure they will coach the softball windup outta him.

  34. August 1976 Buc Says:

    Why the negative talk, this guy will get on a NFL practice field and it will come to pass if he makes it or not.
    That is not Hate, that is reality for whoever steps on the field.
    If he does not make it, at least now there is a Fox backed spring league option that was not there before for players. And Next year the XFL will be new option also.
    Some will use that to get a foot in the door in the NFL. Glad there is opportunity available now players that was not before.

    GO BUCS!!!!!!

  35. David Says:

    Getting your name around the NFL circles by going to a team’s training camp and then taking all the advice to the USFL or XFL or LGBTQFL etc…. Seems like a good route for a lot of youngsters that don’t make a practice squad. Just not sure if any of these other leagues will end up sticking around.

  36. adam from ny Says:

    i guess traskie will be looking over his shoulder now…

    we need a 5th quarterback like a hole in the head…

    so this guy is competing for trask’s and grif’s spot

  37. Bucsfan4ever Says:

    Wouldn’t just be a blast if the kid beat out not only Trask, but guys like Mayfield and Gabert ….

  38. Bbro Says:

    Yep the butthurts are out

  39. Alan Collingwood Says:

    Best of luck to the kid. He has an opportunity that countless other college players won’t get this offseason, the chance to compete at the highest level. Best case for him, he proves himself worthy of a spot on an NFL roster. Worst case, he doesn’t make the grade, but will leave with stories to tell that anyone would love to have!

  40. Bucboy Says:

    Wow, so much love for this guy from a third rate program, compared to all the hate for Trask from a top program in the most competitive league. I wonder why? Can’t be the color of their skin, can it? 🤔

  41. Aaron Says:

    Trask is a lot better player than him if they let Trask go Who Dat Nation will pick him up and give him the chance he needs

  42. Tony Says:

    Who cares what school he comes from. If the dude shows he’s got the talent to make it then give him a chance whether he’s drafted or undrafted.

    KURT WARNER (Northern Iowa)
    STEVE MCNAIR (Alcorn St)
    BRETT FAVRE (Southern Mississippi)
    JEFF GARCIA (San Jose St)

    Not just QBs but alot of other good players have come from smaller schools, too!

  43. rrsrq Says:

    No hate on Trask, just saying, he would provide competition for him, because Blaine and Ryan have no upside. Let’s face it, Trask played on a higher level of competition and also had more talent around him, but Glass showed consistency, getting better and he definitely has the size that BA, I mean BL likes

  44. Tony Says:

    I really think I’d have more faith putting Glass in there right now over Griffin & Gabbert if it came down to it.

  45. Tony Says:

    You’d have the three G’s battling it out.


  46. Wade Landry Says:

    Don’t care what round or school you are from. All these young scholars are gonna have to put their big boy draws on .jerry Granville N.F.L. means not for long. Yep. But good fortune and blessings to each and every one.

  47. Wade Landry Says:

    Deacon Jones…..Walter Peyton…..Jerry Rice…..look at nfl film and read the record books …..just sayin…

  48. TONY Says: