In the wake of reports that every Tampa quarterback not named “Josh Freeman” is available via trade, Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris said nothing to debunk the notion that Luke McCown, Byron Leftwich, or Josh Johnson could be had, for the right price.
“Everybody in this league, all 32 teams around this time, start calling
other front offices. I can’t control who calls us,” Morris said Wednesday, according to Pewter Report. “Everybody is interested [in] everybody’s roster. Everybody is looking to
nit pick off other team’s rosters. Everybody has talent, and you are
trying to accumulate the best talent on your football team. That’s just
all that talk is.”
McCown received a $2.5 million signing bonus from the Bucs during the offseason. Coincidentally, the Dolphins traded McCown’s brother, Josh, to Carolina last year after giving him a $2.5 million signing bonus — and then unexpectedly scooping up Chad Pennington from the Jets’ trash pile.
If the Bucs aren’t inclined to carry four quarterbacks, McCown could be in danger of being cut. Before making that call, the Bucs would surely like to recoup something for the free money that McCown received, especially since the Bucs currently are treating dimes like discuses.