Cards inquired about Mike Glennon before draft

AP

The Cardinals drafted former Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas last month, giving them a prospect to develop behind Carson Palmer during the 2014 season.

Thomas wasn’t the only quarterback on the team’s radar screen, however. Buccaneers General Manager Jason Licht told FOX Sports 910 in Arizona that he had conversations with Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim, who was Licht’s boss in Arizona, about a deal for Glennon, but that Tampa wasn’t interested in dealing away the player.

“We talked about Mike, but I wasn’t going to let him bully me into taking the quarterback,” Licht said. “No, I’m kidding. Just casual conversations. I know Steve has always had a lot of admiration and respect for Mike, but we do as well and he’s not getting him.”

The Buccaneers have called Glennon their quarterback of the future since passing on inquiries from the Cardinals and other teams around the draft, leaving them with a strong backup option for Josh McCown in the near term. Whether he becomes something more than that is unclear, but the Bucs may be able to get something back from Glennon in the future if they decide to move in a different direction.