Last year, quarterback Russell Wilson went from 75th overall pick in the draft to the top of the Seahawks’ depth chart. This year, the guy who bumped Wilson out of North Carolina State could, in theory, do the same thing in Tampa.
Quarterback Mike Glennon, the 73rd overall pick in the 2013 draft, currently is parked behind Josh Freeman. And the Bucs have been taking the predictable path when it comes to the question of whether Glennon will stay there.
But he won’t lack chances to improve his situation.
Via JoeBucsFan.com, G.M. Mark Dominik recently said that Glennon will get plenty of opportunities in the preseason.
“We’re going to put a lot of pressure on [Glennon] and see a lot of reps from him in the preseason. He’s got to play,” Dominik said. “We may not see as much of Dan Orlovsky or even of Josh Freeman somewhat in the preseason as much as you’re going to see Glennon. . . .
“We’re excited about just the little bit we saw from him [during rookie minicamp] in terms of mentally what he could handle. We kept piling more on him and he kept doing a great job digesting it, regurgitating it and running the team.”
That could be enough to make Freeman regurgitate. With second-year coach Greg Schiano already lukewarm about the 2009 first-rounder, the Bucs possibly would like nothing more than to see Glennon do at the quarterback position what Doug Martin did at the running back position in 2012.
If nothing else, the bouquets being tossed Glennon’s way will light a fire under Freeman to step it up, once and for all. If he doesn’t, Glennon’s streak of supplanting starting quarterbacks could continue.