If Mike Glennon is an FA, Should Tampa Consider Him? – Steven Cotham


Now that the Bucs are heading into the off-season, there are some questions about quarterback depth. We know that Ryan Fitzpatrick can work some miracles, but as a free agent could sign elsewhere. Jameis Winston is a solid starter and a tough quarterback, but as history dictates, quarterback Depth always is the key to winning the season.

Let’s begin by looking at the QB stats from last year-¬†Jameis Winston started 13 games, he had 282 completions on 442 attempts with 3,504 yards total for the season. Ryan Fitzpatrick started in 3 games, played in a total of 6 games, totaling 96 completions on 163 attempts with 1,103 yards for the season. It is safe to say that Fitzpatrick stepped up and did a good job filling in for Winston after the quarterback had to leave in the second quarter of the October 15th, 2017 game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a right shoulder injury. Not only did Fitzpatrick answer the call when he was needed, but he damn near beat the Cardinals.

Now for my question… If the Chicago Bears release Mike Glennon, would it be a good idea for Tampa Bay to sign him? Last season, whilst playing for the Bears,¬†Glennon played 4 games, getting 93 completions on 140 attempts, for a total of 833 yards. He had a solid start, but eventually fell back to Mitch Trubisky. Glennon was more than just a backup QB in Tampa an he fit in nicely, as he knows the offense well.

Would it be a good idea to go after him for a solid depth at QB with Fitzpatrick in the mix? Or do we leave him behind and keep Ryan Griffin in the loop and let him build? We have not seen very much playing time besides the pre-season for Ryan Griffin so, not all of his capabilities are known, which make him the odd man out every season. But we would know what are getting if we re-unite with Mike Glennon.

Edited by Morgan Adele