The Buccaneers might have told Mike Glennon he was the quarterback of the future, but they made sure to look at plenty of tape to make sure before this year’s draft.
Bucs General Manager Jason Licht told FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on SiriusXM NFL Radio that he discussed the traits they were looking for in a quarterback, and Glennon fit them well.
Licht said he and coach Lovie Smith valued toughness, intelligence and accuracy, though arm strength was “maybe a distant fourth.”
“Mike showed during this process that he had those three things and scored very high marks,” Licht said. “He’s a little bit of an unassuming type of guy, but the players around the building really look up to him and do follow him.
“That’s what it came down to.”
Knowing that going into the NFL Draft helped them narrow their focus, secure that with Josh McCown for the short term and Glennon for the long haul, that they’re covered at the most important position on the field.