Bucs' backup Mike Glennon might face former team this year

Set to become a free agent next week, backup quarterback Mike Glennon was reportedly offered a contract worth $8 million per season to remain in Tampa as Winston's backup. Shortly after the news broke, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that two potential landing spots have emerged for the backup quarterback: the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.

Or maybe the Buccaneers truly do value Glennon enough to make him the highest paid back-up in the National Football League and have confidence that should Winston miss one or two games, Glennon could step in and keep them afloat in a playoff race. Glennon looked alright at times during his rookie year in 2013 with Tampa Bay. Although he has a record of just 5-13 as a starter, Glennon was the leader of a poor team during those games. The former NC State quarterback has a career passer rating of 84.6 and has thrown 30 career touchdowns along with 15 interceptions.

The Jets interest in Glennon comes as no surprise since NY contacted Tampa Bay about a trade last season, but the Bucs reportedly wanted a first-round pick in return. If the Bears were to sign Glennon and not draft one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, then there would be an issue to take with general manager Ryan Pace.

This is an interesting season for the quarterback carousel as Tony Romo, Tyrod Taylor, Glennon, Jay Cutler and Jimmy Garoppolo all will or could be available via free agency or trade.

  • Julie Sanders