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Jason Licht: Teams have interest in Mike Glennon, we’ll see how it goes

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 22:  Mike Glennon #8 and Bradley McDougald #30 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wait in the tunnel before the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 22, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

In January, Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht said that he was leaning toward keeping backup quarterback Mike Glennon on the roster unless the team got a trade offer “that blows us away.”

No one’s made that offer yet, but Licht sounded a bit more open to the idea of a trade while discussing Glennon’s status on Monday at the league meetings. Licht said he’s heard from teams interested in trading for Glennon, who can become a free agent after the end of the 2016 season, and that he thinks there’s a good chance that conversations with those teams will continue right up to the draft.

“There’s always interest. It’s not a secret,” Licht said, via the Tampa Bay Times. “There’s always some interest. We’ll see how it goes. We’ve got some time and this is something that could go all the way to the draft.”

As for getting blown away, Licht denied that he’s told teams it would take a first-round pick for the team to consider dealing Glennon. Licht said he tells “them what I think he’s worth” and that the expectation is that the talks would continue from that point.

While trading Glennon would leave the Bucs with a less experienced backup for Jameis Winston, it’s likely something the team will have to think long and hard about if the return now would be more than the compensatory pick they could receive for letting him go as a free agent.

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25 Responses to “Jason Licht: Teams have interest in Mike Glennon, we’ll see how it goes”
  1. steelerben says: Mar 21, 2016 3:36 PM

    A first round pick for Mike Glennon? Do GMs have to submit to drug testing as well?

  2. eazeback says: Mar 21, 2016 3:39 PM

    anything more than a 5th rounder and the GM should be fired on the spot

  3. ronin262 says: Mar 21, 2016 3:41 PM

    He’s tall, tough, with a very strong arm and I always thought he played well enough considering the lack of talent on the offensive line. He’d be worth a lot to the right team. Not worth a first but perhaps a late second round pick. He will leave after this year as a free agent so the Bics should get something for him.

  4. steamingpilerex says: Mar 21, 2016 3:42 PM

    Don’t do it Mike – Crab Leg Winston will taking your place before the seasons out…

  5. patsbrat says: Mar 21, 2016 3:48 PM

    Glennon can be a starter in this league. Could even see him starting on playoff caliber teams (Broncos, Jets…)

  6. 6ball says: Mar 21, 2016 3:53 PM

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    It would be hard to trade for him until after the preseason when he could be showcased. His body of work is so limited, it’s hard to place a value on him.
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  7. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 21, 2016 3:53 PM

    ……if you get a 3rd you’ll be lucky…but is that worth it not to have a solid backup this year?…..if the BUCS play good and Winston gets hurt I would want Glennon in there. Be smart and keep him. Next year once he leaves you go get a quality backup.

  8. bassplucker says: Mar 21, 2016 3:56 PM

    He’s better than all but one or two of the prospects coming out in this draft, has NFL starting experience without the miles on his body, and is highly motivated to get into a situation where he can be “the guy” long-term. A 2nd-round pick is absolutely worth it given the lack of talent among what’s left in FA and what will be available in the draft.

  9. fumblenuts says: Mar 21, 2016 4:00 PM

    Browns SHOULD go after this guy and start BUILDING around him…….

  10. captainwhodat says: Mar 21, 2016 4:03 PM

    …absolutely screwed (Glennon>McClown) by Lovie and the Bucs…wish him well…

  11. general47 says: Mar 21, 2016 4:05 PM

    EJ and a 4th rounder – back to Florida / sidekick to another FSU guy

  12. steamingpilerex says: Mar 21, 2016 4:09 PM

    You Tampa guys must be drinkin the Koolaid …if you think Crab Leg Winston is going be a franchise qb…so what – he was the #1 pick , tell me how that works out for ya by the end of the season. He ain’t Cam Newton & he sure ain’t no Tom Brady, so where’s your season going to go when he get’s shut down and you don’t have a proven starter off the bench to try & bail out the season !!!

  13. jag1959 says: Mar 21, 2016 4:25 PM

    Jason Licht: Teams have interest in Mike Glennon, we’ll see how it goes

    Translation: He’s available and we need to stir up more interest

  14. flannigan77 says: Mar 21, 2016 4:27 PM

    And there it is, was wondering when the trolls would come out to bash Winston. I’m a Fins fan, and I would give up our entire draft to get Winston. The trolls who despise Winston cannot make any claims as to his talent. I can’t remember any current All Pro QB who had a better rookie season this Famous Jameis, and to try and justify him as anything but a sure fire top 5 QB in this league in the years to come is fruitless. The hate and vitriol towards Winston can only emanate from one place, and that is said troll’s college team getting rolled by FSU and Jameis at some point over the years. I’m positive the trolls will respond with some ridiculous claim or ludicrous stat, but no true NFL fan can deny this guys talent or potential.

  15. icebergsimpson says: Mar 21, 2016 4:32 PM

    steamingpilerex says:
    Mar 21, 2016 4:09 PM
    You Tampa guys must be drinkin the Koolaid …if you think Crab Leg Winston is going be a franchise qb…so what – he was the #1 pick , tell me how that works out for ya by the end of the season. He ain’t Cam Newton & he sure ain’t no Tom Brady, so where’s your season going to go when he get’s shut down and you don’t have a proven starter off the bench to try & bail out the season !!!

    0 13

    Winston had a better rookie year than Cam Newton, not by much but it was better.

  16. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 21, 2016 4:48 PM

    Glennon, in a larger sample size, has put up greatly superior stats than Brock Osweiler, who just got a contract that pays him like a top 10 QB. So no, using a 1st round pick as a starting point for negotiations shouldn’t sound that crazy at all

  17. newsletterczar says: Mar 21, 2016 5:03 PM

    Brock Osweiler is getting…the landing spots made be few but Mark Sanchez turns 30 this year and if you job is not to lose the game Denver could do a lot worse than Glennon.

  18. jxt2521 says: Mar 21, 2016 5:21 PM

    To get a comp pick you really have to limit your FA options the year the player walks. It makes more sense to trade him for a 3rd right now. It’s higher then a comp pick 3rd and you don’t have to wait 2 whole years for the benefit of having him as a backup for 1 year.

  19. finfansince68 says: Mar 21, 2016 7:21 PM

    Winston had a better rookie year than Cam Newton, not by much but it was better.——————————————-I suppose he deserved to be in the Pro Bowl too? In the old CORRECT format he would have only gone to Rookies skills competition, he wouldn’t have gotten a whiff of a vote for the Pro Bowl itself….that’s why they need to do away with it -in it’s present day form. He had a mediocre season and we saw nothing that shows he’s capable of taking TB to a SuperBowl – much less the playoffs + he’s no stud franchise QB! —Examples of Stud Franchise QB’s= Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Ben Rothlesburger, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rogers, Joe Flaco & the Indy version of Peyton Manning,& these just Franchise QB’s are way better: Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton, Tony Romo,

  20. useurhedman says: Mar 21, 2016 10:13 PM

    Winston had a great rookie year. Fins fan is just pissed because with Bortles and now Winston the fish are the only team in FL still looking for a legit passer. Jameis had 28TDs/15 ints, 4000 yards passing and a QB rating of 84. Not bad rookie. Is he Brees, Brady, or the others on this guys list? Of course not. He’s got 1 year of pro football to his name. But his year was comparable to say, Tannehill’s. And that guy’s in his 5th season. And Jameis scored more TDs to boot.

  21. binarymath says: Mar 21, 2016 11:14 PM

    If your team wanted to trade for a backup QB, would you want McCarron or Glennon?

    Before the injury, I would have said McCarron. Now, I’m not sure.

  22. bucandball says: Mar 22, 2016 11:26 AM

    Glennon in 19 games has thrown for 4000+ yds, 28 TD vs. 15 INT, passer rating 58 on the absolute worst team in the league. I watched almost all of those games, and he was literally running for his life every play. No protection whatsoever. Most of those games were in his rookie season, where he became the starter when Schiano dumped Freeman. The kid never even had a 1st team practice rep. I think he could be great on a decent team. Also a high-character leader who earned a bachelor’s and Master’s degree before he was drafted.

  23. steamingpilerex says: Mar 22, 2016 3:55 PM

    Better hope Mike is still on your roster, So when Capt. Crab Legs get’s benched you’ll have a proven starter behind center!

  24. hippieway says: Mar 22, 2016 8:11 PM

    Denver should offer a third,
    I think the kid would thrive there

  25. baldbuc says: Mar 22, 2016 9:58 PM

    I have watched every game Glennon has played and think think the world of him. Lovie Smith’s biggest mistake (among many) was ignoring him and signing Josh McCown, then stubbornly sticking with McCown when everyone else could see that Glennon was way better.

    Glennon deserves a REAL shot at starting somewhere. I thought the Texans should have made a run at him however they went the easier route in way overpaying for a mediocre free agent. My money is on Glennon having a better career than Osweiler.

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