It’s been well talked about how much Buccaneers’ general manager Jason Licht values quarterback Mike Glennon. The recent words from head coach Dirk Koetter contradict that to some degree but at the end of the day of the team really wanted to move he would have been gone already.
Talks of a potential trade to the New York Jets in a possible package deal for defensive lineman Mo Wilkerson has gotten some buzz. However, the Jets are still attempting to go great lengths on bringing back last year’s starter Ryan Fitzpatrick.
That situation most likely means odds are much higher for Glennon to stay put and columnist Adam Schein thinks that should be the case.
If Licht doesn’t get what he wants, Glennon stays put. But Licht wasn’t with the team when Glennon was drafted. What if the Bucs GM has a chance to get a solid return and invest in a player at another position? One thing to stress, though: In my opinion, Glennon is the ideal backup for Winston in 2016. The Bucs can keep him for this year — he’s a team player and offers great insurance should Winston go down — and then Tampa can receive a compensatory pick if he leaves in free agency next offseason.
The “insurance” angle is one that has been debated often. It’s a logical decision but then again so is trading him for extremely good value in return. Then also you have the often mentioned take that he can just simply walk next season. And if he does, then the Bucs still get an extra draft pick in return as Schein points out, just not as valuable as what it could be.
Schein’s article refers to Glennon being good fits for many teams including Tampa Bay. But while he is a good fit elsewhere as a starter, Schein implies Glennon is a good fit for the Buccaneers in terms of backing up Jameis Winston.
If something starts moving on the trade front, it will most likely be closer to the draft if not during. However, as there was once some potential smoke in talks for Glennon, that may be now dying down.