Mike Glennon is returning to Raymond James Stadium Sunday to face a football team he once lead. Glennon spent four seasons with the Buccaneers and appeared in 21 games, started 18 times, threw for 4,100 yards, 30 TDs, and 15 INTs, while recording a completion percentage of 59.4 % and an 86.4 passer rating. Outstanding numbers for a backup QB.
The Buccaneers did not want Glennon to leave the football team when his contract was up, but the offers by Tampa to make Glennon the highest paid backup in the league, wasn’t good enough for the 5th year quarterback, who is hungry to start.
After a very short stint in the free agency pool, Mike Glennon quickly found himself signed with the Chicago Bears
In Glennon’s debut as Bears helmsman, he had a fairly solid outing, throwing for 213 yards, 1 TD, no interceptions, and completed 26 of 40 pass attempts. Those numbers are good enough for a 86.8 passer rating against a former NFC South Rival, the Atlanta Falcons.
This Sunday’s contest will be Tampa’s first game of the season as Hurricane Irma forced the Dolphins and the Bucs to postpone their week one event.
The Chicago Bears lead the Buccaneers all-time series at 38-18 and won three of the last four contests. Last season was not one of those wins, as Tampa defeated the bears 36-10. Mike Glennon shouldn’t have as tough a time as Cutler had in last season’s matchup when he threw 2 interceptions and fumbled the ball twice, but my money is still on Tampa coming out strong and finishing strong.’
The Chicago Bears offense is ranked 16th, heading into week 2, and Tampa ranks 10th in power rankings without even playing a game yet.
In addition to Glennon returning to Raymond James, iare former Bucs place kicker Conor Barth and long snapper Andrew DePaola.
This should be an interesting home opener for Bucs. One that is easily winnable.