Derek Carr to visit Bucs next week


The Buccaneers have Josh McCown and Mike Glennon at quarterback, but they aren’t letting that stop them from considering some of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft.

Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo have all visited with the team already and the team announced Friday that they’ll have Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr in for a visit next Wednesday.

Carr probably isn’t under consideration for the seventh overall pick as most prognostications have him going later in the first round or early in the second round, which is the same general area that Garoppolo is expected to come off the board. If the Bucs are enamored with either one, they could hope that they’re around for the 38th pick or move back up to secure a young quarterback.

If they do, it won’t be a great sign for the new regime’s evaluation of Glennon as they didn’t waste much time in saying McCown was being considered the starter after the veteran signed with the team as a free agent. Spending another high pick on a quarterback could make Glennon a possibility for a trade during the draft, something to keep in mind if the Bucs do spend picks to move up for one of the other signal callers.

Carr had a private workout for the Browns and has met with several other teams as he makes the rounds ahead of next month’s draft.