If the rumored trade sending backup quarterback Ryan Mallett from New England to Houston transpires, the Patriots would be in the market for a new backup quarterback. And there’s already been talk around the league that the Patriots’ next backup could be Mike Glennon, the second-year passer who appears to be on the outs in Tampa Bay.
But we’re told that’s not the case: Sources tell PFT that a Glennon trade to New England is not in the works.
The talk that Glennon would be a good fit in New England has centered largely on the connection between Greg Schiano — the Bucs coach who promoted Glennon to the starting job in Tampa last year — and Patriots coach Bill Belichick. It would seem to make sense that Glennon is a quarterback Belichick would be interested in acquiring.
And with Josh McCown installed as the starter in Tampa Bay, it’s entirely possible that the new regime will decide to deal Glennon at some point. Glennon’s future with the Bucs doesn’t appear to be bright.
For now, though, a deal sending Glennon to New England is all talk and no action.